[rrd-users] Re: compilation problem on solaris 8 box

Jim Mozley jim.mozley at exponential-e.com
Tue Nov 16 18:21:37 MET 2004

stelaras1 at vodafone.gr wrote:
> i 'am trying to compile rrdtool in my solaris 8 machine..
> i have installed
> * gcc-2.95.3
> *libiconv-1.8
> *libgcc-3.0
> *distcc-2.13 ( trying to install a cc compiler)
> Here is the output:
> checking whether the g77 linker (/usr/ccs/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
> checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
> checking whether stripping libraries is possible... no
> checking dynamic linker characteristics... solaris2.8 ld.so
> checking for local libpng use... no
> checking for local zlib use... no
> checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
> checking for shared library extension... so
> checking for the C compiler perl wants to use to build its modules... no
> Could not find the Compiler: "cc"
> which has been used to build perl. You may have to compile
> your own copy of perl to make this work. Binary perls often exhibit this problem
> Please tell me what other packages do i have to use to compile RRD.
> As far as i know cc is not a free tool from Sun, i am right??
> May i use gcc insted of cc and how i can do that?? Do i have to change some links or paths??

Use gcc from sunfreeware.com (have you installed gcc already, you 
mentions this above?). This will install in /usr/local/bin. Put this 
directory in your PATH first e.g.

# PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/ccs/bin
# export PATH

Jim Mozley

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