[csw-maintainers] C++ hell with Sun Studio and GCC

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Sat Sep 19 20:38:16 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Dagobert Michelsen's message of Sat Sep 19 10:34:28 -0400 2009:

Hi Dago,

> As Ruby is compiled with GCC I need to compile xapian with GCC
> too, otherwise the mangling does not work. However, Python requires
> Sun Studio. Is there any kind of "mangling conversion" between
> Sun Studio and GCC or must I really provide two versions of the
> xapian libraries?

I don't have an answer to your question, but I'm thinking about
providing a 'split' ruby package.  On solaris 8, I'd build with gcc4
as it is now.  On 9 (and thus the package for 10), I'd use SOS12,
which can apparently build ruby cleanly.  This would allow me to meet
my need to have ruby packages for sol8 still[1] while providing you a
cleaner target to build against for the officially supported

Work for you?


[1] My fingers are crossed that we'll be getting a new platform to run
    our RoR apps, so this personal need may disappear soon too.
Ben Walton
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