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NAKED HAPPY DANCE!

If it wouldn't alarm the people around me in the office, I would be doing the NHD on top of my desk.  The fraggin' compiler built cleanly and installed cleanly!  <censored>  WOOT!  <censored> HUZZAH!  A  LOT of chocolate is going down today!

Now we see what else the requester wanted and didn't think to mention.

What did I learn?

You can't build the utilities in the source directory because they will overwrite the source files in the process. 
Build a stage directory, but the tools in there, and then build them again to generate the final target.
The build tools aren't 100% perfect, so if a file is AWOL, go find it and copy it in by hand
Korn shell works, C and sh don't.
Solaris is a nonoptimal place to build GNU software.  The libraries stomp on each other.
There are people in LJ who would notice if I took a running jump out the 19th floor window (thank you!)
Next time, let someone else pick up this kind of ticket.

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torakiyoshi
Sep. 26th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
If you take a jump out a 19th story window, it'd better be because you saw E'pon coming your way and you wanted a ride!

Congrats on the clean build! And may your client be found in silent awe of your l337ness.

Have the best

-=Kiyoshi
deckardcanine
Sep. 26th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Why would the NHD be so alarming? All you're wearing is a scarf and boots.
sleepyjohn00
Sep. 26th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
Tennis shoes, please. :)
carlfoxmarten
Sep. 26th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I thought you'd meant NRHD (no reason happy dance, Rose-is-Rose reference) until I read the title, but then I suppose that this is happy for a reason...

Have you tried bash (the bourne again shell)?
No reason in particular, just wondering how it works there...

(once I have a capable enough spare computer, I'm thinking of trying to install the OpenSolaris disk I've got to see how it runs things)
sleepyjohn00
Sep. 27th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
They specifically recommend Korn shell; Bash might work, but I had enough problems already. Csh is Right Out.

I decided to add the Gnu debugger (gdb); it compiled and installed in about an hour and a half. Once you figure out how this mung works, it works OK. The learning curve is a three-legged mongrel b*tch, though.
kelloggs2066
Sep. 26th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Good heavens!

A Penguin without his Tuxedo!
deckardcanine
Sep. 26th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
What penguin? All I see is this ambiguous fellow here. Tho now that you mention it, penguins make good dancers....
sleepyjohn00
Sep. 26th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
leadsporkofdoom
Sep. 26th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
GO DADDY GO!

And yes, like Hell we'd notice! :: glare ::
marmoe
Sep. 27th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
WOOT!!!

Congrats on the clean build.
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