[OpenIndiana-discuss] Has anyone successfully built a new firefox on OI?

Jonathan Adams t12nslookup at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 09:46:08 UTC 2015

Having compiled Firefox in the past for Solaris, the only way I could get
it to work is with SunStudio ...

I talked to the devs at Firefox at the time and they said that SunStudio
was the only compiler that had been used to get Firefox compiled ... I
think the assumption in the code is that Solaris = SunStudio.

I know that some people have had success with different patches and
versions of gcc, but I gave up.


On 3 March 2015 at 20:11, Apostolos Syropoulos via openindiana-discuss <
openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org> wrote:

> >
> > Maybe first try to reproduce what the Sun/Oracle team does to build every
> > release, using Sun CC, then try to port to GCC?
> >
> This is not a solution as SunStudio is buggy! For example, I had compiled
> OpenOfice4 with GCC while SunStudio failed in many cases and I could not
> proceed! It makes no sense to waste time and energy with this compiler.
> I guess it would be more meaningful to work with CLang than with SunStudio.
> Best regards,
> A.S.
> ----------------------
> Apostolos Syropoulos
> Xanthi, Greece
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