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Old 09-08-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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GNU utils on Solaris


Hi guys!
Where can I find GNU utilities for Solaris? I mean... Bash, GCC, GDB, and so on.
Can you suggest some links?
Do I have to compile them from source or can I get Solaris packages?
In the first case, do (for example) the "bash[...].tar.gz" for Linux works?
Thank you all!!!
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:27 AM   #2
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Try looking at Sun's homepage for "Solaris Software Companion CD". It may take a while, since Sun's page is quite messy. That CD includes all that you are looking for. Bash should be already included though... type "bash" at the terminal and see if that works...

Though, another great source of info about Solaris, including a great freebook, is here:

http://www.sunfreeware.com/

Good luck!
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:36 AM   #3
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I've installed Gnu Stuff, for solaris 8. Make, GCC, GNU coreutils, GNU bash, GNUtar, - all installed without problems from sunfreeware.com
They all install in /usr/local/bin (sbin) etc so it does not clash with any of the solaris versions. Works a treat can even have coloured directory listing and do df-h etc..nice
 
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Just ignore
As Megamax X said, sunfreeware (http://www.sunfreeware.com) is the right place for you.:

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Old 09-09-2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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blastwave.org is an alternative to sunfreeware.com, and IMO far easier to use, as it is based on an automatic install/update script: pkg-get, similar to apt-get. All dependancies are automatically managed too, while it's a pain with sunfreeware.
All is installed in /opt/csw, so there is no risk of conflict with freeware from different sources.
 
Old 04-30-2017, 10:16 AM   #6
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CSW package manager

I know this thread is old, but there is a freeware package manager for Solaris called opencsw.

I recommend you install it, it has a lot of packages especially like the GNU coreutils that the official Sun package manager doesn't.
 
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Thirteen years is quite old indeed…

OpenCSW is interesting but note that many GNU Utilities, including GNU coreutils are now part of the standard Solaris distribution/repository and installed under /usr/gnu. Several GNU options have also been added to Solaris standard utilities.
 
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Thirteen years is quite old indeed…

OpenCSW is interesting but note that many GNU Utilities, including GNU coreutils are now part of the standard Solaris distribution/repository and installed under /usr/gnu. Several GNU options have also been added to Solaris standard utilities.
Yes, I've just discovered that! I haven't really worked with Solaris in like almost 20 years so I'm sure there's a lot of new things I'm not aware of.

I ran into the problem when trying to compile something and the default Solaris make didn't work with it, it required gmake.

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