[fpc-pascal] Re: 2.6.0 for Solaris?

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Thu May 10 08:21:57 CEST 2012

On Wed, 09 May 2012 18:18:59 +0000 Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> My main role is being a thorn in the side of the core developers when
> something stops working :-) However I've previously offered to host a
> (not very fast) system here for compilation etc., and the offer stands.

What SPARC box(es) do you have? I may be able to host Solaris development
systems if needed although the SPARC stuff would have to be scheduled since
I cannot leave them on all the time because of the huge noise and heat
factor. The Intel box is on most of the time.

> His point was that Slackware has a far more limited range of binaries and
> libraries than do more popular distreaux such as Debian/Ubuntu, but it
> has its uses.

Right you are.

> >Anyway, the particular glibc version was probably selected by the ld
> >linker when compiling the binaries on the builder's machine.

> I'll check 2.7.1 on SPARC Solaris 8, 10 and Slackware 12 over the next
> few days. I don't anticipate any problems, and in the interest of getting
> the OP (who hasn't provided us with a more genteel handle) going I could
> mail or FTP him tarballs as appropriate. 

If 2.6.0 is ok for Linux that is good enough for me as far as Slackware
goes. I may try to rebuild against my glibc or just forget about it on
Linux and concentrate on Solaris since I prefer to work on Solaris anyway.

I appreciate your offer for packages but since you or somebody else has
already pointed me to the buildfaq, I'll try this on my own and when I get
stuck I'll email the list again. Thanks again for all the help.

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