Subject: Re: SunOS - Sun Studio 11 released / free
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Steven Gurr <Steven.Gurr@Sun.COM>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/17/2005 16:57:33
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2005, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
>>>>The Sun Studio 11 compiler suite is now availiable for the price of
>>>>$0 on Solaris Sparc, Solaris x86, and on Linux.
>>that makes a very little sense to me.  it already *is* a pkg, a solaris
>>native one.  it resides in /opt/SUNWspro by default and pkgsrc
>>infrastructure supports it.
> "and on Linux" is one possible reason.
> There are in fact Solaris users who prefer to use pkgsrc's own packaging
> system where possible, and having this as a package would make it easier to
> provide PKGSRC_COMPILER=sunpro if it isn't already installed by the Solaris
> package.
> Okay, I'm done playing devil's advocate.  :)

Yeah, I agree... I'd rather see it in pkgsrc so that I can simply set 
PKGSRC_COMPILER=sunpro. Unfortunately I don't really know enough about 
pkgsrc to know where to begin with it.