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  • The Solaris-PerlGcc [cpan.org] module may be of interest to you.
    • Some time ago I tried to make compilation work with it, but it still failed in a way that I didn't understand. More current releases probably work better.

      In any way, I am not trying to install my module on Solaris. I am just testing it. Therefore going the hard way is the right thing to do, I think. Thus I know what Solaris users might have to expect when dealing with my modules and I can foresee some of their problems and mention them in the README.

      At least I do have some access to Solaris. I wonder abou
      • The problem is that the current version relies on being used with the version of MakeMaker that shipped with Solaris - if you've updated MakeMaker from CPAN it doesn't work, as the MM guts changed sufficiently to break it. I've submitted a patch to MakeMaker to make it possible to do this in a generic way, but unfortunately the MM that shipped in 5.8.3 didn't include the patch, and in fact the version of MM with the patch in it *still* hasn't shipped :-(

        I've included the patch in the perl 5.8.3 I integrated into Solaris 10, and I can probably fake something up to try to apply the patch (it's only 1 line) to the current MM. I'm considering including perlgcc in Solaris 10 as well, so people will be able to use gcc out of the box (and gcc comes on the Companion CD that ships with Solaris).

        You can get the companion CD from http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/freeware/index.html, or alternatively from www.sunfreeware.com or www.blastwave.org.
        • I'm considering including perlgcc in Solaris 10 as well, so people will be able to use gcc out of the box (and gcc comes on the Companion CD that ships with Solaris).

          So far, every Solaris machine I touched did in fact have a gcc (luckily so). It is more tricky to find one with SUN's C compiler. I remember that SourceForge's compile-farm once had it, but right now only the gcc appears to be there. That's quite a pity as my stuff seldom compiled out of the box on compilers other than the gcc. For suncc I re