[squeak-dev] Building Squeak on (Open)Solaris

Boyd Adamson boyd-adamson at usa.net
Wed Oct 1 04:48:39 UTC 2008

Claus Kick <claus_kick at web.de> writes:
> Boyd Adamson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to build a recent VM on OpenSolaris (the Solaris Express
>> distribution) on x86 but I have the same problem on recent Solaris
>> 10.
>> It looks to me like the build is not making any of the plugins,
>> causing the link phase to fail.
>> It feels like I'm missing some obvious switch or env var that's
>> breaking the build.
>> Does anyone have any clues?
> We had some trouble with compiling lots of software (openLDAP, several
> perl modules, imageMagick) for Solaris 10 - reason for it was Suns ld:
> checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/ccs/bin/ld
> checking if the linker (/usr/ccs/bin/ld) is GNU ld... no
> checking for /usr/ccs/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
> So, I would suggest trying GNU ld:
> mv /usr/ccs/bin/ld /usr/ccs/bin/ld_Solaris
> install GNU ld
> ln -s <gnuld_binary> /usr/ccs/bin/ld
> and then try again.
> If it does not work, just undo the mv and ln and your system is as before.

Hmm.. just tried that, since it seemed the easier option :), especially
since gld is there in /usr/sfw/bin.

Unfortunately it seems it's not (just) the linker this time, since I got
the same problem (albeit with slightly differently formatted errors from
GNU ld).



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