[hobbit] Problem building Hobbit on a Solaris 10 zone

Hosch, Katherine CONT (SPAWAR ITC) katherine.hosch at navy.mil
Thu Aug 14 17:05:48 CEST 2008


I just built hobbit on a sparc (whole root) container, using the gcc
that is part of the full Solaris install (/usr/sfw/bin/gcc).  However,
there are several package prerequisites that I had to install, all
available from sunfreeware.com :

	make (gnu make)

Once that is all there you should be able to run "./configure --server"
and then "make" (make sure it is the make in /usr/local/bin - gmake).

The error message indicates that you have moved the parent directory or
something like that. 

-----Original Message-----
From: John P Martin [mailto:jmartin23 at csc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:24
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] Problem building Hobbit on a Solaris 10 zone

Thanks to everyone who replied.  Sorry for the slow response - I locked
myself out of email for a couple of days.

To respond to the postings:

> It looks like permissions problems on the directories to me.[Jim 
> Smith}
That's what I thought, but I went the whole "recursive 777" hog and it
made no difference.

> I will create a version of  hobbit server package for sparc... [T. J.
That would be great - I could stop worrying :-)

> Is this a sparse root or a whole root zone? ... [Katherine Hosch].
It was originally sparse root, and I had the same thoughts,so I rebuilt
the zone as whole root.

> I have just reconfigured/recompiled Hobbit 4.2.0 within a Solaris 10
zone... (Intel) [Martin Ward]
Good to know - thanks.

> Since it looks like ./configure is complaining you could have a look 
> in
~/hobbit-4.2.0/bbnet/c-ares/config.log file [Martin Ward] I did have a
look at this log file, and it didn't help me, but I have extracted some
of the information and added it below, in case that helps anybody
understand my problem.

> I have just built a test Hobbit server in a Solaris zone... (sparc)
[Vernon Everett]
Even better to know :-) - thanks

> isn't it possible for the local zones to lack packages that exist in 
> the
global zone? [Ben August]
You're not that rusty - you are quite right.  However, in this instance
I believe all the packages from the global zone were successfully
installed in the non-global zone, apart from two relating to zone
management (which aren't meant to install in non-global zones because
they aren't appropriate).

Many thanks - this is an excellent mailing list.  Lots of quick
responses, and all relevant - superb.

Here is some of the information from the
~/hobbit-4.2.0/bbnet/c-ares/config.log file as suggested by Martin Ward.
It looks to me like a repeat of the error messages posted earlier, and I
can't see any more useful clues, but perhaps that's just me:

configure:2272: gcc --version </dev/null >&5
job-working-directory: error retrieving current directory: getcwd:
cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory gcc (GCC)

and so it repeats.



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