It's been a few years, but this is what I had to do to get to RPM 4.4.2.
We needed to provide a "modern" gcc, binutils, autoconf, automake,
libtool, etc.. as well as libraries and such.
RPM 5.x should be a little easier to configure for solaris.. but many of
the tools are very old and that will cause issues.
Eliyahu Skoczylas wrote:
> I've been trying to install either RPM 4.3.3 or RPM 5.0.3 on Solaris 8
> and running into all kinds of trouble.
> Is anyone out there actually using a version of RPM later than 3 on
> Solaris 8? If so, I'd like some advise / suggestions on getting it set
> up. A link to a binary would be ideal, but some advice about tools for
> building from source would also be welcome.
> I keep running into "dependency problems", needing a newer version of
> gcc, which needs gmake, which needs newer runtime libraries, which needs
> .... It ends up that I'm building half the GNU repository in iterations
> from version to version to bootstrap my way into being able to build
> RPM, and I feel like there should be an easier way.
> TIA - Thanks In Advance,
> - Eliyahu
Received on Wed Apr 9 21:30:20 2008