[csw-dev] getopt.h missing on solaris8

Dennis Clarke dclarke at blastwave.org
Sun Mar 30 17:35:25 CEST 2008

> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 9:29 PM,  <Murray.Jensen at csiro.au> wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 19:29:30 +0800, "Aubrey Li" writes:
>>  >getopt.h and its lib is missing on this box.
>>  >what is the right way to fix this issue?
>>  Solaris 8 doesn't have getopt.h - or the gnu getopt* functions in libc.
>>  Grab the source from gnulib and link it in with your application ...
>>         http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/
>>  or direct to getopt module ...
>>         http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/MODULES.html#module=getopt
>>  There are links for each of the following files
>>         getopt.in.h
>>         getopt.c
>>         getopt1.c
>>         getopt_int.h
>>  but the first one is bogus - it should be getopt.h ... click on the
>>  link and when you get the error page, go into the address bar and
>>  edit the url such that getopt.in.h is changed to getopt.h.
>>  I think those four files will be enough ... you will have to figure
>>  out how to link them in - usually edit a Makefile, Makefile.in or
>>  Makefile.am file.
>>  This has been discussed in the maintainers list before - but its not
>>  your fault you didnt find it - the archives arent easily searchable
>>  (unless someone else has a searchable interface?). Cheers!
>>                                                                 Murray...
> Thanks Murray, I'll have a try.
> Just be curious, why don't we upgrade our system to solaris 10?

Solaris 8 is scheduled to be dropped entirely into the "time and material"
support class by Sun for Q12009.  That is March 2009.  I hope to have all of
the Solaris 10 based infrastructure up to speed before then.


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