CYGWIN To Solaris question

Mumit Khan khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU
Fri Feb 2 23:06:00 GMT 2001

On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Rafal Furdzik - GM Corner wrote:

> Thanks for your kindly response. I'm really pulling my hair out... I'm only
> VB programmer... :)

We all have to start somewhere ...

> The problem is with step 2. I can not get those Solaris runtime. The system
> I'm using is called VDE and it is compatible with Solaris 2.5.1. When I go
> to /usr/lib and try to copy those files I get:

Step 2 is crucial, and you have to somehow get the Solaris runtime to be
able to create Solaris binaries. There's no way of getting around it, 

I don't know what VDE is, and I really don't think it matters, at least in
so far as putting together the cross compiler.

> "cp: ./lib/ File access only allowed via stat syscall "
> It looks like I do not have permissions to copy those files.

Then just ignore it. 2.5.1 is *really really* old, and pretty much of an
useless operating system by now. Use 2.8, and if you can't, at least use

> Is there any way to create those target runtime ? You have mention that
> there is a way to build glibc2 using cross-tools. I do not even know what
> glibc2 is... :)

glibc2 is the GNU C Library, currently targeted for a variety of Linux/GNU 
ports such as x86, sparc, alpha, etc and other GNU systems such as Hurd. 
Not an issue for Solaris users. There are ports of glibc2 to non-GNU
systems such as x86-windows and a probably a bunch of others that I know
nothing about as well.


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