[oi-dev] Building Userland on Solaris 10
john.center at villanova.edu
Wed Jan 4 16:47:43 UTC 2012
On 01/04/2012 09:51 AM, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
> Hi John,
> On 01/ 4/12 02:21 PM, John Center wrote:
>> What would I need to do to build Userland on Sol10/SPARC? I'm prepared
>> to adapt whatever is needed to get this to work.
> Hmm, that's going to be much harder! Effectively you have the
> "bootstrap" issue we originally faced when doing this, where you don't
> have sufficiently new versions of python, expat, libxml2, etc to get
> pkg5 to build easily.
> You will want to follow my rough guide here:
> Once you have a working pkg5, you should be able to use the s10-userland
> framework to build stuff, although you'll be missing gcc and lots of
> other important stuff.
> It's not going to be easy, and most of the build recipes in s10-userland
> assume x86 so I have no idea how well they'll work with SPARC. But we'll
> be happy to accept commits to make stuff work on SPARC and eventually a
> pkg5 bootstrap tarball for SPARC.
> If this all seems like too much work, you might want to consider OpenCSW?
Ok, I'll take a look at your guide & see how difficult it would be to
do. I already have a "system" of sorts to build most of the SFW pieces
I need, but I'd like to adapt it into something that is more generally
The main problem I have with SFW or OpenCSW is that I usually want to
build for the T-series chips so that I can take advantage of the crypto
support, etc. These distributions are usually built to the LCD, are
32bit, are compiled without options I want, want to put everything in
/usr/local & often still out of date. (I don't mind using them to
bootstrap, though. ;-))
Hopefully if I get this working, I'll have something to submit back.
Thanks for your help!
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