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Re: tnftp build error on Solaris 10 with Sun Studio compiler

15 okt 2009 kl. 14.30 skrev Larson, Timothy E.:

I actually started with pkgsrc on Solaris by looking at this page. At
first I thought I'd bootstrap lang/gcc44 to use instead of Sun Studio,
but when trying to do so I ran into the exact same error that this
thread is about, with tnftp.
The reason I figured I'd use GCC is that you mention that in your page
you consider this is a working setup, and that tnn@ mentioned someone
had fixed/gotten gcc44 to run on Solaris. However, the error combined
with the fact that tnn@ recommended I use Sun Studio for pkgsrc
instead of GCC, made me ditch that idea at least temporarily.

I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on using Sun Studio vs GCC,
do you still prefer using GCC? Are the potential issues mentioned in
the second point below still a problem? If such is the case, it's a
bit confusing to know which compiler to use :)
On one hand we have GCC which seems to be unstable on Solaris (you say
"if/when lang/gcc44 works on Solaris"), and on the other hand Sun
Studio which might not be able to digest certain packages.

I use GCCFSS - gcc front-end to handle the gcc-isms, Sun Studio back- end to produce the fast, quality code. The only problem I have with it, is that the last version built for Sol9 (4.2.0?) has a bug that pops up occasionally, and there's no intention to build a 4.2.1+ that has the fix. Bummer.

GCCFSS looks like a Sparc thingie, is it usable on x86 as well?


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