[kde-solaris] KDE 3.1.2 on Solaris 8 w/ gcc v3.3

Lars Tunkrans lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Wed Jul 16 17:45:39 CEST 2003

Dan and Michelle Smith wrote:

> All,
>     I just thought I would let you know I was successful in compiling 
> KDE 3.1.2 on a Solaris8 machine using the latest version of gcc (v3.3, 
> downloaded from http://www.sunfreeware.com).  I downloaded all my KDE 
> packages from the KDE website and followed (to the letter) the 
> instructions for building.  I also grabbed the versions of libxml, 
> prce and lesstif that the KDE compile page recommended.
>     Also, http://www.sunfreeware.com suggested that there were 
> problems with v1.72 of automake when attempting to use it with KDE and 
> recommended v1.5.  I followed their recommendation and use their 
> automake v1.5.
>     However...there were a few quirky things...
>     o    I had an older version of libstdc++ (v4.0.0) previously 
> installed in /usr/local/lib.  Even though gcc v3.3 installed newer 
> versions and updated the links, the KDE libs were linking to BOTH 
> libstdc++.so.5.0.4 and libstdc++.so.4.0.0.  I had to physically remove 
> the old libs for it to work.
>     o    kmail was crashing.  I found that an assertion was being 
> called at line #917 of kmmsgbase.cpp:
>         assert(sizeOfLong == 1);
>         I commented that line out, the recompiled at it now works 
> fine.  Don't know if this is a bug, or a configuration issue.
>     o    I had to configure without krdc and krfb in the kdenetwork 
> package.  Neither would compile (I forgot the error...sorry).
> Other than that, everything seems to be working fine.  Unfortunately, 
> I cannot share any of these executables with the community because the 
> system I compiled it on is, ah, shall we say 'proprietary', and I am 
> not allowed to copy anything off the system.  I truly am sorry (since 
> it took me 3 days to compile everything!!!), but I felt at least 
> giving everybody my configuration info would be the nexy best thing.
> Feel free to e-mail me if you try this and are unsuccessful.  There 
> may be something I forgot to mention (there always is :).

I tried  Gcc 3.3   but  got   " Internal  compiler error "  Rather early 
on , while  building   QT 3.1.2  I think.
So I  reverted to  Gcc 3.2.3   which appear to be moch more stable . 

Lars Tunkrans

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