Is gcc 3.3 the same as Solaris 2.6 (SUNOS 5.6)

Adam Stein
Fri Sep 12 14:57:00 GMT 2003

Gcc 3.3     = C/C++ compiler (independent of any OS)
SunOS 5.6   = Sun's version of the Unix OS
Solaris 2.6 = Sun's computing environment (SunOS + windowing system + anything
              else needed to make a complete system)

So no, they are not the same thing.  You can either compile gcc for a Solaris 
2.6 system, or there is probably one already compiled somewhere (check, don't know if they would have gcc3.3 compiled for Solaris 2.6).

                                                Adam Stein
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>I have a requirement for SunOS 5.6 which is no longer being made. The
>Sunsite reference gcc 3.3. Is Gcc 3.3 basically the same software as SunOS
>5.6 which is also known as Solaris 2.6. Thank you, David Kelly

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