Solaris 2.x on a Pentium?

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 25 05:15:48 EST 1997


In article <336093C1.52540DD9 at house.med.und.ac.za>,
Rob Miller  <rmiller at house.med.und.ac.za> wrote:
>>... Another thing is the support and Applications... every
>> application written for Sparc (unless Sparc dependent) will also be
>> ported to Solaris.. which totals 12000 apps. I can't think where to
>> begin naming applications... 
>
>then if it runs on X86 Solaris, you may well be able to make it run 
>under linux with IBCS -- though you'll probably need to purchase 
>some libraries like Motif.  The problem with the Solaris Apps is 
>they too cost money.  Despite what most vendors seem to be shipping,
>I don't think a unix box without a C compiler is a very useful 
>object.  Yes, you can get source for gcc, but what compiler and 
>libraries do you use to compile it ? (hint: there's a binary Sun 
>gcc distrib at sunsite.unc.edu, but it's not something mirrored 
>at the .za sunsite).

In some cases even a binary gcc distribution is not enough; you can't
use gcc on an IRIX box unless you've bought the Development Option
anyway, because you won't have the header files.  :-/

Tim.







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