[m-users.] Mercury 13.05 on Solaris

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Sun May 26 13:18:56 AEST 2013

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 02:06:49PM +1000, Peter Ross wrote:
> On 25 May 2013 13:53, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to build Mercury 13.05 on Solaris, and I've run into a few issues so far.
> >
> > First issue: if you configure with AR=gar, it doesn't get passed down to boehm_gc/libatomicops, which tries to use regular ar and fails.
> >
> > Second issue: during installation, it passes --host=i386-solaris-blah down to libatomicops, even though it isn't cross-compiling, and then fails to find gcc because it's looking for i386-...-gcc.
> >
> > Third issue: during installation, mgnuc fails to find ../util/mfiltercc even though it is clearly there. I'm not sure why, yet.
> >
> I did a fair bit of work last year on getting it to work under
> solaris.  It certainly worked for awhile.
> Are you using the gnu tool chain, and how are you getting it?  I used
> opencsw and found that the best way to get a nice build environment
> that mercury likes.

If I recall correctly Zoltan was contracted one or two years ago to improve
support for Solaris.  I don't know the details or which details can be


Paul Bone

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