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