[Lazarus] Lazarus and SPARC Solaris

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Dec 31 00:21:04 CET 2010

Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 08:28:28AM +0000, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> Working on it. What I'm hoping to do is get a basic lazarus compiled, 
>>> then bigide, then check over the remaining packages. At that point I 
>>> can raise a categorised report, if we're very lucky everything will 
>>> work and the solaris package list can be set to the same as BSD (at 
>>> present the order is different).
>>> I'm not confident I can get SVN running on this system- any guidance 
>>> about recording changes as diffs etc. would be appreciated.
>> - source unified diffs
>> - makefile changes: just explain in words what needs to happen (add pkg X
>>   for solaris).
>> Makefile files are problematic with merging, and I'll choose the way 
>> that is
>> the easiest to merge (and the result will be the same to the letter)
> Will do. Noted your comment about some things possibly being nearer 
> Linux than BSD, but for the moment I'm focusing on the fact that Solaris 
> is a BSD derivative and any compatibility with Linux is a comparatively 
> recent graft. Also I'm using SUNOS in conditionals rather than solaris 
> on the basis that uname reports a SunOS rather than Solaris version 
> number (i.e. 5.10 rather than 10 etc.), existing sources appear to be 
> about evenly split on that.
> Happy Christmas and/or Midwinter Solstice everybody.

Lazarus ground to a halt after a week with a linking error (gld: cannot 
find -lgdk_pixbuf), I suspect that Solaris only has this for gtk v2.

I'm going to wrap up some year-end maintenance work and then get Solaris 
onto a faster system before continuing. I'll be back.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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