Re: compatibility

From: WWW server manager <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 13:38:29 +0000 (GMT)

Dancer wrote:
> I've installed it on Solaris on Sparc 4's and Ultra's..I don't recall
> any lessons from that, except use gcc, and not the native compiler. I
> just can't remember why. Can't help much on the x86 department, but the
> advice probably isn't bad in and of itself.

Why the emphasis on using gcc?

I know the configuration script warns that anything else may not work, but
I've used Sun's C compiler (on SPARC 10, SPARC 20, and Ultra, with Solaris
2.4, 2.5, and 2.5.1/2.6 respectively) and not encountered any oddities
attributable to the compiler. I can't say if that would hold for Solaris
x86, which was the original topic, though.

                                John Line

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