[rescue] Open source packages for Solaris

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Feb 29 00:45:32 CST 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 07:36:06AM +0000, Vintage Coder 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.  

I generally prefer SunStudio.  Sometimes it just doesn't seem realistic to
try to insist on SunStudio though.  For instance, it currently seems to be
hopeless to use SunStudio to build gcc-go.

Why not build firefox yourself if you build everything else?

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