[rescue] Open source packages for Solaris

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc
Thu Feb 23 20:35:29 CST 2012


You didn't state any specifics, but I am assuming that you are using
Solaris 10 or earlier.

If you are using Sparc and want to use prebuilt packages, Solaris 11 may
be the way for you to go, assuming you have the hardware.

If you are on x86/x64, Either OpenIndiana or Solaris 11 are easy options
if you want a lot of prebuilt packages.  And there are easily a couple
dozen other Solaris based distro's that have various options.

Is there an application in specific that you are having problems
compiling that prompted this question?


On 02/23/12 06:49 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> Where do people get theirs from (at least for people who don't want to
> build from source)?
> Increasingly, I've been finding Sun Freeware to be useless to me.
> Today I was looking at blastwave, but they also seem to be falling
> behind.  For instance, there is no GCC 4.1 through 4.6.  Their erlang is
> pretty old.  Emacs is old. Their Samba is old, there is no spidermonkey
> package, etc.  No wiki updates in over a year.  The front page says 332
> package updates in the last month, but the link says "There are no
> recently released software packages to report at this time."
> So, what are other people using?  Portage? pkgsrc?  Build everything
> from source?  Or, is it time to do for Solaris what Nekoware does for
> Irix? 

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