Solaris 2.x on a Pentium?

Peter Rice pmr at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Apr 15 04:21:31 EST 1997


Albert Gold <bgold at ktb.net> writes:
> Readers of this note probably know that GCG's Wisconsin Package is
> supported by only a limited number of Operating Systems.  None of these
> to my knowledge runs on an inexpensive Pentium or Power-Mac. machine.
> 
> I know from taking these newsgroups seriously that SunOS was originally
> based upon BSD, but apparently 'Solaris' departed from this initiative
> and moved to incorporate several DEC Fortran extensions, which GCG
> relies upon.  Solaris 2.3 and 2.4 are supportable GCG Operating Systems.
> 
> Has anybody tried running Solaris on a Pentium machine?  Does it work?

You will need to make sure the compilers are also supported by GCG, not
just the operating system.

Also, this would not work with GCG 9.0 - unless you also get the full
source kit. GCG 9.0 is shipped as binaries only.

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