Subject: Re: Trying pkgsrc on Solaris 8/sparc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dima Veselov <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2003 04:11:28
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 08:48:24PM +1000, grant beattie wrote:
> > I suspect you'll have to trudge through the code to figure out what's
> > going on - I don't have any great ideas off the top of my head. maybe
> > someone who knows the perl configure stuff can lend a clue?
> hmm, it seems to use an 'interesting' test in hints/solaris_2.sh,
> circa line 228. it assumes GNU ld if neither of the strings:
> ld: Software Generation Utilities
> are found in "gcc -v -o ..." output. what does "ld -V" report on
> your system?
[root@ perl5]$ /usr/ccs/bin/ld -V
ld: Solaris Link Editors: 5.8-1.272
:) Nice configure perl have. But one thing I couldn't understand:
how pkgsrc/lang/perl5 works for other people on Solaris boxes?
> you can probably run some tests using the block of shell script in
> hints/solaris_2.sh to isolate what is going wrong. please let me know
> what you find :)
I read deep into hints/solaris_2.sh and found this lines.
As I already said ld says "ld: Solaris Link Editors: 5.8-1.272" and as I tried
`gcc -v -o` I found gcc never tell us where ld was found. So, configure fails
to determine ld properly.
So, I got it, now I fixed hints/solaris_2.sh file. It is compiling now.
But the problem persists - how this problem should be defeated in the future?
I mean it is possible that someone would have this problem with pkgsrc..
More than that - pkgsrc/gcc-2.95.3 output is the same.
In the comments in hints/solaris_2.sh I found words
# All Solaris versions of ld I've seen contain the magic
# string used in the grep.
I checked other Solaris boxes and they all really have these magic words, so
I think we should write to Lupe Christoph, or someone else to add
"Solaris Link Editors" as another magic phrase.
Thinking about difference between this Solaris box and other Solaris systems
I decided it happens because my Solaris is 64-bit. What do you think about it?