[rescue] compiling old software re: emacs on SunOS 4.1.4

Romain Dolbeau romain at dolbeau.org
Tue May 29 13:16:23 CDT 2018

2018-05-29 19:20 GMT+02:00 Romain Dolbeau <romain at dolbeau.org>:
> 1) tar, distributed as a shell archive (.shar)
> 2) gzip, distributed as a compress'ed tar (.tar.Z)
> 3) gcc, in 4 stages (built-in cc is so bad, stage 2 and 3 differ, so
> compare stage 3 and 4)
> 4) make

I found some recompile I did a few years ago in qemu, and it seems the
order is a bit different.
gzip seems to be first, then tar, then I see bash and some utilities.
Only then gcc. Which
is weird, so I suspect there was multiple build on top of each other
to get converge to an
all-gcc build...

I have a in there, but also a newer one:

-bash-3.2$ gcc- -v
Reading specs from /usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4/
gcc version
-bash-3.2$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4/2.95.3/specs
gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)

I also see a build tree for 3.1.1 but no binary. Either this failed,
or I gave up before
qemu had the time to rebuild a 3.1.1... 2.95.3 could have been "good enough" :-)


Romain Dolbeau

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