[csw-users] Python broken for older Sparc machines

Dennis Clarke dclarke at blastwave.org
Thu Nov 1 21:35:13 CET 2007

> Beware: the newest version of Python for the Sparc architecture,
> 	python-2.5.1,REV=2007.10.30-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
> 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

Under normal circumstances .. I do an install on my SparcStation 20 here. I
tested this on a few machines .. not my SS20.

That will teach me a lesson.


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