[csw-users] SUNW dependencies - firefox
gw at citasystems.com
Mon Oct 22 15:58:24 CEST 2007
Mark A Olson wrote:
> This is just a question for my own learning.
> Why are you using Solaris 8, and a newer version
> (9, 10)? Since you can get Solaris 10 for free.
After years of being the physical master of the Sun workstation(s) I
use, I now work for a large company which bought this small company
whose main function is inextricably meshed with custom hardware and Sun
workstations. The large company is NOT a unix house and we currently
operate under the guise that the workstations are "machine controllers"
and therefore have no access to the internet nor resources. I've worked
there 2 weeks. I wasn't hired to install new operating systems. (At
least not yet!)
> This may or may not help:
> I get the solaris versions of firefox, thunderbird, and seamonkey from www.mozilla.com. I have
> had no problems with them.
Well, of course you have pointed out my personality flaw: won't switch
horses in the middle of the river (even when the damn thing is dry). I'm
a Blastwave kind of guy. I have in the past gotten a browser from
mozilla.com and also from sunfreeware, but I have embraced Blastwave.
This blanking piece of software should work.
> To get the latest firefox - 188.8.131.52
> you can get them at:
> there are versions for Solaris 8 and Solaris 10.
> click on free download
> go down to Contributed builds:
> who have a choice of:
> Tarball format
> * firefox-184.108.40.206.en-US.solaris10-i386.tar.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-220.127.116.11.en-US.solaris10-sparc.tar.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-18.104.22.168.en-US.solaris8-i386-gtk1.tar.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-22.214.171.124.en-US.solaris8-sparc-gtk1.tar.bz2 (cksum)
> Pkgadd format
> * firefox-126.96.36.199.en-US.solaris10-i386-pkg.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-188.8.131.52.en-US.solaris10-sparc-pkg.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-184.108.40.206.en-US.solaris8-i386-gtk1-pkg.bz2 (cksum)
> * firefox-220.127.116.11.en-US.solaris8-sparc-gtk1-pkg.bz2 (cksum)
> I generally use the Tarball format.
> for the sparc Solaris 10 build to compile they use :
> target: sparc-sun-solaris2.10
> Build tools
> Compiler Version Compiler flags
> /opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc Sun C 5.8 -xlibmil -xstrconst -xbuiltin=%all -mt
> Patch 121015-04
> /opt/SUNWspro/bin/CC Sun C++ 5.8 -xlibmil -xlibmopt -features=tmplife
> Patch 121017-10 -norunpath -xbuiltin=%all
> 2007/02/21 -features=tmplife -mt -I/usr/openwin/include
> Configure arguments
> --enable-application=browser --enable-xft --enable-svg --enable-canvas
> --enable-static --enable-optimize=-xO3 --enable-official-branding
> --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 --disable-updater --disable-tests
> --disable-debug --disable-shared --disable-auto-deps
> more information is contained in the readme
> on the download page.
So, thank you for all the information. The Blastwave version should
work. The fact that it doesn't is a challenge and probably points out a
current situation flaw that may be causing other as yet unstumbled over
trouble. Working on this problem sits at around #4 on the list of thorns
in my foot. I am not at a dead end with it, just plodding (every 16th step).
> Mark A Olson
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