Tim Cutts (tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk) wrote:
: In article <336093C1.52540DD9 at house.med.und.ac.za>,
: Rob Miller <rmiller at house.med.und.ac.za> wrote:
: >>... Another thing is the support and Applications... every
: >> application written for Sparc (unless Sparc dependent) will also be
: >> ported to Solaris.. which totals 12000 apps. I can't think where to
: >> begin naming applications...
: >then if it runs on X86 Solaris, you may well be able to make it run
: >under linux with IBCS -- though you'll probably need to purchase
: >some libraries like Motif. The problem with the Solaris Apps is
: >they too cost money. Despite what most vendors seem to be shipping,
: >I don't think a unix box without a C compiler is a very useful
: >object. Yes, you can get source for gcc, but what compiler and
: >libraries do you use to compile it ? (hint: there's a binary Sun
: >gcc distrib at sunsite.unc.edu, but it's not something mirrored
: >at the .za sunsite).
: In some cases even a binary gcc distribution is not enough; you can't
: use gcc on an IRIX box unless you've bought the Development Option
: anyway, because you won't have the header files. :-/
I have set up GCG on an IRIX box that doesn't have the development option
installed; why would you need headers with a binary distribution?