Building on Solaris
david at fubar.dk
Tue Jun 7 07:26:16 PDT 2005
On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 15:05 +0100, Damien Carbery wrote:
> David Eriksson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 14:46 +0100, Damien Carbery wrote:
> >>Has anyone been able to build hal on Solaris.
> >>I'm not having any luck, being blocked during configure because pci.ids
> >>could not be found.
> >>configure output...
> >>checking for _LARGE_FILES value needed for large files... no
> >>checking for /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids... no
> >>checking for /usr/share/misc/pci.ids... no
> >>checking for /usr/share/pci.ids... no
> >>checking for /var/lib/misc/pci.ids... no
> >>configure: error: cannot find pci.ids. Use --with-hwdata to specify location
> >>Any ideas?
> > http://pciids.sourceforge.net/
This is also
I've been meaning to reply to this but I'm still buried in email after
returning from GUADEC + time off. Sorry.
> > An by the way, do you expect HAL to work on Solaris? :-)
> It would be nice.
It sure would but it requires some work. The Linux 2.6 backend is about
10k LOC, however I think it's very possible to do this on Solaris given
that Solaris got the right kernel interfaces (as a data point Linux 2.4
don't really have the right interfaces).
> According to jhbuild's gnome-2.10.modules, gnome-vfs depends on hal, so
> I either need it to build or I need to get gnome-vfs to drop the dependency.
This dependency is optional, e.g. if hal is not there gnome-vfs will
resort to the /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab reading (IIRC it's even called
something different on at least Solaris 8). If it's not optional it's a
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