SPARC Solaris hints

There's more stuff on my x86 pages right now. I think solaris/sparc is fairly well documented already. It's the bizzare quirkiness of the x86 hardware that has the greatest need of help.

In fact, almost all of the stuff I had here, turns out to be portable to both versions! So, sparc users will mostly be interested in my misc hints page

But here's just a few sparc-specific hints.

Random bonus: there doesnt seem to be a FreePascal binary distribution for version 2.6.4. So.. here's one: fpc-2.6.4.sparc-solaris.tar.gz
Please note that you have to do a little setup for it. You can install it anywhere, as long as you do these steps.

mkdir $DEST
gtar zxf fpc-2.6.4.sparc-solaris.tar.gz -C $DEST
mkdir $DEST/etc
bash $DEST/lib/fpc/2.6.4/samplecfg $DEST/lib/fpc/2.6.4 $DEST/etc
The binaries are for Solaris 10 sparc. You will need to have SUNWbinutils installed, and /usr/sfw/bin in your PATH.

Written by: Philip Brown
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