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A few notes about compiling under Solaris 10

From: Joshua Burns <joshuaburns@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri 04 Dec 2009 - 23:33:40 CET
Message-ID: <660248.72752.qm@web52904.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Hi, 

This is primarily for the benefit of anyone who is attempting/planning on using 5.x RPM on Solaris 10. I can probably supply diffs if people are interested - this is mostly high-level. 

I have been warned by the yum folks that 5.x is a fork and "may not be compatible" with the RHEL fork, but scriptlets are br0ken in that fork (a serious problem for us), and I have been unable to find a version where they work. Fortunately, Yum seems to work fine right now with 5.1.9. 

Here are my notes, in no particular order. 

1) Set LIBS='-lssl -lcrypto', else linker does not correctly identify openssl and libcrypto symbols needed by libneon and libneon configuration fails during ./configure (configure completes without libneon, but warns that the config is unsupported). 

2) manually added limits.h to <buildroot>/system.h, else a number of system defines fail during build. There is an #ifdef in there - not sure why the ifdef doesn't work. 

3) rpmio/glob.c, changed "NAME_MAX" reference manually to 14. For some reason this was unable to be defined during the build. 

4) tools/rpmmtree.c required lots of redacting - the !defined(HAVE_[GET|SET]MODE) does not work for some reason (solaris does not have get|setmode), and the build fails. I can provide a diff, but I'm confident that there is probably a more elegant solution than my hacking (lots of commenting). 

5) specific to our environment, needed to customize the build to the instruct the linker regarding library locations because of a runtime linking collision with the version of lbipopt that ships with Solaris. 

Again, great job, just throwing this out there in case it is useful for anyone. 

-j





      
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