[hobbit] Problem building Hobbit on a Solaris 10 zone - Summary/Resolution
John P Martin
jmartin23 at csc.com
Thu Aug 14 17:09:30 CEST 2008
The various replies set me thinking again.
The non-global zone is indeed a whole root zone. However, the users home
directory filesystem /export is a loopback filesystem from the global zone,
so that users in all the zones share a common home directory structure. I
was building the hobbit kit in a subdirectory of /export/home/user1. I had
tried running the config/make sequence as both user1 and as root, both
failed as previously described.
As a result of the replies, I tried unpacking the kit in the root
filesystem, in /usr/local. I ran the configure/make sequence as root (I
know, it's not best practice, but I was getting desperate) and it worked!
I don't fully understand why - I thought hte root filesystem in a
non-global zone was effectively a loopback filesystem similar to my /export
filesystem, but that's the only difference I can see between this and my
I now have a problem with the make install, but that looks like a simple
library path issue, so back to trawling the mail archives for me :-)
Thanks again for all the contributions,
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