[kde-solaris] Pkgtools, 64-bit, etc.

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Fri Apr 25 01:51:07 CEST 2003


I am definitely going to build the 64-bit packages. I just need a week 
break to recover from building the packages for 32-bit. :-)

What i am debating now is whether i should build for Solaris 8, or i 
should upgrade my Sun box to Solaris 9 and build (with Xrender 
support). The pros for Solaris 8 would be that it should not (in 
theory) be that hard, since i've already done most of the porting 
work to Forte 7. The pros for Solaris 9 are Xrender, but, i don't 
know how many people use Solaris 9 at this point -- i'm thinking it 
might take a while before everyone starts upgrading to 9. As a side 
note, XFree86 4.3.0 now supports Solaris, along with all the other 
goodie extensions (including Xrender). I have already built it. The 
one problem is that it does not support afb, so i would have to write 
a driver for afb, which is no easy task, since there's very little 
documentation for it. I have tested most of the programs in XFree86 
on my Sun box (with the Xsun server), and they seem to work with no 
problems. But, no Xrender support.

So, i am basically taking an opinion poll :-). Please vote for either 
Solaris 8 64-bit (should take 4-5 weeks) or Solaris 9 with Xrender 
(don't really know how long it would take, there are too many 
variables, probably a couple of months). I wish i could do it faster, 
but, unfortunately, i can only work on this evenings and weekends.

Thank you for letting me know about the package building software. I 
will definitely use them when i build the 64-bit version.



On Wednesday 23 April 2003 20:19, Matthew Day wrote:
> Stefen,
> i don't know if this is of use to you or anyone else trying to roll
> pkg's but here's a link
> http://www.bpfh.net/computing/software/pkg-tools/ dunno how useful
> these tools are, but a sun engineer sent me the link..
> on another topic how hard would it be to create 64bit versions of
> the current 3.1 pkg's?? mission impossible?
> Matt

Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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