[rescue] Open source packages for Solaris

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Fri Feb 24 02:27:12 CST 2012

On Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:36:06 +0000, "Vintage Coder" <vintagecoder at aol.com> wrote:

> Just a data point, since you asked. Aside from the firefox builds on
> sunfreeware, anything I want that's not on the installation disk I
> build myself. It can be annoying since many Linux autotools scripts
> don't work (obviously never tested) on Solaris. I've gotten better at
> getting stuff built as I go. One of the reasons I build my own stuff
> everywhere is to avoid the inevitable bloat of "package management".
> On Solaris I prefer Studio to gcc and I get to do stuff my way.
> Building yourself means a little more control over Solaris' path hell,
> also a Good Thing. 

Have you tried pkgsrc? It would let you select Studio and would
somewhat automate the build process too, plus you could choose your
path etc.

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