[Ecls-list] Compilation on solaris

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 02:39:52 UTC 2009

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Juan Jose
> Garcia-Ripoll<juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Christian Lynbech<christian at defun.dk> wrote:
>>> I have tried to compile ECL on sparc solaris and ran into some
>>> troubles. I unfortunately do not have the precise solaris version at
>>> hand but can get hold of it if need be.
>> Did you use the mandated flag --enable-slow-config ?
> I have been perusing the manual,
> http://ecls.sourceforge.net/new-manual/pr01s06.html and the option
> --enable-slow-config is perhaps not marked strongly enough.
> The reason for that flag is that Solaris allows building code with 64
> bits or 32 bits data and pointers. That is too much flexibility and it
> normally happens that GMP chooses values which are not the default for
> GCC. When supplied --enable-slow-config, ECL first configures the GMP
> library and then rebuilds itself using the flags it chose.
> If you want to speed up the build process, then you will have to pass
> values for ABI, CFLAGS and LDFLAGS which are correct for the word size
> you need.
FWIW, I have built ecl on solaris/sparc.  --enable-slow-config was very
helpful.  According to config.status, I used --enable-slow-config
ABI=32.  This was for 8.12 or so.  I haven't tried anything newer yet.


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