Eliyahu Skoczylas wrote:
> Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> If you start reporting what the compilation issues actually are, then the
>> issues can likely be sorted out.
> Mostly, they aren't directly RPM related. Having problems with Solaris'
> autoconf while building Gnu's libiconv today, for example, isn't
> something I would ask for help with on an RPM list. I got stuck with
> that today because yesterday I couldn't get gettext to build with
> Solaris' libc, and so I had to install libiconv. Gettext was brought in
> to make Gmake happy, which I installed because Gcc 4 wouldn't build
> against Sun's make. That kind of thing....
> As I said, building RPM 5 on Solaris 8 has turned into building the
> entire GNU toolset. And that means incrementally building a tool,
> moving onto the next tool and the next, then going back and rebuilding
> the first tool better (with newer libraries.)
One last thought. If it seems important to the RPM 5 community, and you
people will help, I *could* go back and sort out the build issues of RPM
5 against Sun's tool set. But I'd have to go out on a bit of a limb to
sell that to my boss, so I'd want to know that it was "important" in the
grand scheme of things.
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