[csw-users] Python broken for older Sparc machines

Rob Stampfli res at colnet.cmhnet.org
Thu Nov 1 21:18:30 CET 2007

Beware: the newest version of Python for the Sparc architecture,
is compiled for the V8+ Sparcs, and will not run on earlier machines.

Original python 2.3.5:
$ file /opt/csw/bin/python
/opt/csw/bin/python:    ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC Version 1, dynamically linked, stripped

Current python 2.5.1:
$ file bin/python
bin/python:     ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC32PLUS Version 1, V8+ Required, dynamically linked, stripped

Do not upgrade if you are running something like an LX or Classic.
I'm contacting the developer to see if he can provide a fix.

Normally, either two executables are provided (mysql) or the 
package is just compiled using the base Sparc instruction set.


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