Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Solaris
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Christopher Vance <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/13/2003 18:03:32
On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 08:55:16AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
>Last I looked gcc on solaris only supported creating 32bit binaries (but this
>may have changed). That's why gcc always seemed to work on Solaris but
>loose on NetBSD/sparc64 ;-}

gcc 3.something does 64.

>Using the Sun compilers though it should be possible, by just tweaking 

We're successfully building a 64-bit kernel/user product with gcc on
Solaris 8 & 9.  We stopped using the Sun compiler when we moved to
Solaris 9, and don't particularly want to go back.

I was just hoping for a stable and predictable way to keep OpenSSL and
(a small amount of) other third-party stuff up to date, preferably
following Solaris conventions for mixed ISA.

At the moment, I just build and package this stuff manually, and
pretend there is no 32-bit SPARC.  :-(

Christopher Vance