[hobbit] Problem building Hobbit on a Solaris 10 zone

Ward, Martin Martin.Ward at colt.net
Wed Aug 13 09:54:51 CEST 2008

I have just reconfigured/recompiled Hobbit 4.2.0 within a Solaris 10
zone although I don't know which patch level I am running and this is an
i386 arch machine, so it can definitely be done.

Since it looks like ./configure is complaining you could have a look in
~/hobbit-4.2.0/bbnet/c-ares/config.log file, that may have more detailed


-----Original Message-----
From: John P Martin [mailto:jmartin23 at csc.com] 
Sent: 12 August 2008 16:07
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: [hobbit] Problem building Hobbit on a Solaris 10 zone

      I have been trying to build a Hobbit server in a Solaris 10
non-global zone (or container), having downloaded the 4.2.0 source kit.
I believe I have met all the prerequisites, but when I come to the
"make" stage, the build fails.

I spent some time checking what I had done and searching for known
problems, so apologies if the information is already out there and I've
missed it.

I repeated the steps I went through on another similar server, but this
time built the kit in the global zone, and it built OK.  Has anyone
sucessfully built a hobbit server in a Solaris 10 non-global zone?

OS: Solaris 10 1/06
Hobbit 4.2.0
Hardware: SunFire V240 (Sparc).

The configure goes OK.  The make seems to be OK up to this point:

(cd c-ares && CFLAGS="-g -O2 -Wall -Wno-unused -D_REENTRANT  -DSunOS -I.
-I/export/home/user1/hobbit-4.2.0/include -I/usr/local/include"
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access
parent directories: Error 0
job-working-directory: error retrieving current directory: getcwd:
cannot access parent directories: Error 0

This message repeats lots of times, then a bunch of:

cat: cannot open confdefs.h

messages, and the whole session ends with:

checking for library containing gethostbyname... -lnsl
checking for library containing socket... -lsocket
checking whether to enable debug options... no
configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash ./config.sub
make[1]: *** [c-ares/Makefile] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/export/home/user1/hobbit-4.2.0/bbnet'
make: *** [bbnet-build] Error 2



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