Subject: Re: Solaris pkgsrc
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Dima Veselov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/20/2003 14:33:11
On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 10:24:12AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> > >2. What should be done with ld, maybe some Solaris patches requires
> > >to be applied?
> > You're using Sun's ld, and this breaks a lot of packages. I originally
> > used it with pkgsrc, then quickly switched to a GNU compile chain.
> > There's a small performance hit (i'd say 5% on average), but then,
> > sparcs are fast :)
> > My solution:
> > Install lang/gcc and devel/binutils (which provides ld), and use these
> > to build lang/perl5 or lang/perl58 and security/openssl. GCC 2.95.3 is
> > reliable on Solaris.
> just a note, we don't support using GNU binutils on Solaris. i
> personally had very bad luck using it (especially on sparc64). if there
> are problems within pkgsrc with Solaris ld, they should be fixed.
I already know this problem, binutils hadn't compiled from pkgsrc with some
errors. Sparc64 BTW.
By the way - why pkgsrc binutils is not recommended for using on Solaris?