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Re: successful install of gcc 3.0.1 on Solaris 8 (64 bit)

> Hi,
> I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I was successful at
> installing the GCC version 3.0.1 on sparc-sun-solaris-2.8 (64 bits).

you mean you've made spacv9-sun-solaris2.8 (real 64bit) or just
typed "./configure && make bootstrap && make install" in the build directory?
if former than you got 32bit compiler for solaris2.8

type "file /binary/compiled/with/gcc-3.0.1"
it will show the things

> I saw on the build status page that this was "Not supported".  I am
> guessing that is because it wasn't easy for me to install.
i did the sparcv9-sun-solaris2.8 and people still dont believe it produces 
good code

> Here is how I did it:
> Starting with the Solaris C compiler version 4.2, I tried to compile the
> full source code "gcc-3.0.1.tar.gz" and it failed.  Thinking I might have
> better luck to install an older version first, and then use the older
> version to compile the new version, I tried installing the full package for
> "gcc-2.9.5.tar.gz" and again I had errors during the compilation.
> Eventually, I tried just getting the core for 2.95 (gcc-core-2.95.tar.gz)
> and I was successful at compiling and installing that.  I then used that
> version to successfully compile and install the full 3.0.1 version which
> had failed previously.
> After installation, I successfully used it to compile the latest released
> version of Samba (2.2.2) with no problems.
> Thank you for all of the hard work which goes into making FSF software
> available.
> Regards,
> Arnold Andrews
> MCAD/UNIX Systems Adminstrator
> Seagate Technology, LLC

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