[rescue] Solaris 2.6 today

Steve Rikli sr at genyosha.net
Fri Oct 4 16:34:19 CDT 2019

On Sat, Oct 05, 2019 at 06:34:34AM +1000, Richard wrote:
> So the issue is that Solaris 2.x didnbt ship with a compiler tool kit. It
> was an additional purchase. Hence the need for a precompiled gcc and other
> supporting tools to get started and climb up to something more modern

As earlier folks observed, it's a shame the old SunFreeware stuff is
behind a paywall these days.

However, the GNU folks provide some possibly helpful links:


which pointed to this, among others:


I've never used "TGCware" but it appears to be a collection of precompiled
opensrc stuff (including gcc) compiled for Solaris in the pkg format.  So
in theory, I'd imagine you unpack and install it directly.

Some IRIX packages there as well, jfyi.

In any case, maybe this is enough to bootstrap from src or pkgsrc etc.,
if you want to stay with Solaris.


> > On 3 Oct 2019, at 21:37, Hauke Fath <hauke at espresso.rhein-neckar.de>
> > At 17:21 Uhr -0400 29.09.2019, John Ruschmeyer wrote:
> >> If you can get a compiler and toolchain running, then one option
> >> might b to go with PKGSRC from the NetBSD folks. You'd be building
> >> everything from scratch but it would be up-to-date versions.
> >
> > Provided the OS installation comes with a C compiler, it would be
> > interesting if pkgsrc can be bootstrapped on 2.6...
> >
> > Cheerio,
> > hauke

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