[Python-Dev] Re: Python 1.5.2 and Solaris 8

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 19:19:40 +0200

On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 12:10:33PM -0500, charles g waldman wrote:

> I have access to a Solaris 8 machine, but it's only 32 bits wide.

Weren't there a bunch of 64-bit-system fixes in 2.0/2.1 ? Or were they just
for the Windows flavour, where pointers were bigger than longs ?

> I did a quick build of Py 1.5.2  (which I haven't run for quite some time!)
> under both the native (SunPro) compiler and also using gcc 2.95.2

Could I bug you to do the same thing with Python 2.1.1c1 ? My own attempts
on Solaris 7 worked okay, but two things failed: readline, and socket (with
SSL support.) The latter works okay without SSL. I suspect that's because
both libreadline and libcrypto/libssl are static libraries, not shared ones,
and the linker barfs on it, but that's just something I realized on the way
home, so I haven't doublechecked it :) All the other modules seem to compile
fine, and all tests pass, too.

Still, it would be nice to test 2.1.1c1 on as many obscure systems as
possible ;)

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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