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3.11. Notes for Solaris 2.x Host Environment

If you use a Solaris 2.x host environment, you need additional freeware packages (mostly GNU tools) to install and especially to build the ELDK packages. The following table lists all required packages that must be installed on the Solaris host system before attempting to build and/or install the ELDK. All these files except those marked with (**) (and the RPM and zlib-1.1.2 packages, which are available at are available for free download at

Necessary Freeware Packages:

Package Version Instance File Name up
zlib 1.1.2 - zlib-1.1.2.tar.gz
zlib(**) 1.0.4 SMCzlib zlib-1.0.4-sol26-sparc-local.gz
wget 1.7 SMCwget wget-1.7-sol26-sparc-local.gz
unzip 5.32 IZunzip unzip-5.32-sol26-sparc-local.gz
textutils 2.0 SMCtextu textutils-2.0-sol26-sparc-local.gz
texinfo 4.0 SMCtexi texinfo-4.0-sol26-sparc-local.gz
tcl(*) 8.3.3 SMCtcl tcl-8.3.3-sol26-sparc-local.gz
tar 1.13.19 SMCtar tar-1.13.19-sol26-sparc-local.gz
sed 3.02 SMCsed sed-3.02-sol26-sparc-local.gz
rpm 2.5.2 RPM rpm-2.5.2.pkg
python 1.5.2 SMCpython python-1.5.2-sol26-sparc-local.gz
perl(**) 5.005_03 SMCperl perl-5.005_03-sol26-sparc-local.gz
patch 2.5 FSFpatch patch-2.5-sol26-sparc-local.gz
ncurses 5.2 SMCncurs ncurses-5.2-sol26-sparc-local.gz
make(**) 3.79.1 SMCmake make-3.79.1-sol26-sparc-local.gz
m4 1.4 SMCm4 m4-1.4-sol26-sparc-local.gz
libtool 1.4 SMClibt libtool-1.4-sol26-sparc-local.gz
libiconv 1.6.1 SMClibi libiconv-1.6.1-sol26-sparc-local.gz
gzip 1.3 SMCgzip gzip-1.3-sol26-sparc-local
gettext 0.10.37 SMCgtext gettext-0.10.37-sol26-sparc-local.gz
gcc 2.95.3 SMCgcc gcc-2.95.3-sol26-sparc-local.gz
gawk 3.1.0 SMCgawk gawk-3.1.0-sol26-sparc-local.gz
flex 2.5.4a FSFflex flex-2.5.4a-sol26-sparc-local.gz
fileutils 4.0 SMCfileu fileutils-4.0-sol26-sparc-local.gz
expect(*) 5.25 NTexpect expect-5.25-sol26-sparc-local.gz
diffutils 2.7 GNUdiffut diffutils-2.7-sol26-sparc-local.gz
ddd(*) 3.0 TUBddd ddd-3.0-sol26-sparc-local.gz
bzip2 1.0.1 SMCbzip2 bzip2-1.0.1-sol26-sparc-local.gz
bison 1.28 SMCbison bison-1.28-sol26-sparc-local.gz
binutils 2.11.2 SMCbinut binutils-2.11.2-sol26-sparc-local.gz
bash 2.05 SMCbash bash-2.05-sol26-sparc-local.gz
automake(**) 1.4 SMCautom automake-1.4-sol26-sparc-local.gz
autoconf(**) 2.13 SMCautoc autoconf-2.13-sol26-sparc-local.gz

The packages marked "(*)" are not absolutely required, but sooner or later you will need them anyway so we recommend to install them.

The packages marked "(**)" are older versions of the ones currently available at You can obtain them from the DENX public FTP server.

The following symbolic links must be created in order to be able to build the ELDK on a Solaris machine:

/usr/local/bin/cc  --> /usr/local/bin/gcc
/usr/lib/ --> /usr/local/lib/
/usr/lib/ --> /usr/local/lib/

Additionally, to be able to build the ELDK on Solaris, you must place newer GNU gettext macros to the /usr/local/share/aclocal directory. This can be accomplished as follows:

3.10. Rebuilding the ELDK from Scratch 1. Abstract 4. System Setup
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