[rescue] Is anyone running netalk on solaris 9 sparc?

Todd Carson tc+rescue at jc.dsl.telerama.com
Sat Mar 13 17:17:57 CST 2004

On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 00:20:59 +0200 (IST)
"Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install netatalk on a solaris 9 spark (ultra5) system.
> I've gotten to the point that I need to install a kernel module.
> When I compile it with GCC, I get a 32 bit module which will not work
> on my kernel.
> Can you get GCC to produce a 64 bit module? Must I use sun's compiler?
> Is there anywhere I can get the module pre-compiled?
> TIA, Geoff.
> -- 

GCC 3.x can compile 64-bit SPARCv9 code with the -m64 option. Of course, you'll need 64-bit versions of all the libraries you're linking against, too, and that unfortunately a lot of code won't compile cleanly in 64-bit mode because of assumptions about the size of pointers and the like. I've never used netatalk on Solaris so I don't know if this will be a problem or not.

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