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Author:  bert64 [ Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

I managed to installed Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC on a Motorola Powerstack (MT604-133) system, but as this was a very rare OS there is virtually no software available for it...
Is anyone aware of a compiler for this system? I understand there was a release of the sun workshop compiler for ppc, but i've had absolutely no luck locating this. There are also supposedly some compatible versions of GCC however i can't find a precompiled version and without any compiler whatsoever, can't bootstrap it from source.

Author:  louisw3 [ Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

Your best hope is to try to build a cross compiler, then cross compile a compiler (canadian cross?) assuming you can find a binutils/gcc that support powerpc solaris.

Author:  wbyte [ Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

bert64 wrote:
I managed to installed Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC on a Motorola Powerstack (MT604-133) system, but as this was a very rare OS there is virtually no software available for it...
Is anyone aware of a compiler for this system? I understand there was a release of the sun workshop compiler for ppc, but i've had absolutely no luck locating this. There are also supposedly some compatible versions of GCC however i can't find a precompiled version and without any compiler whatsoever, can't bootstrap it from source.

Hello,

Same situation here. I'm running it on Powerstack E1, and searching the compilers for a long time. I've located someone who had the compilers set, he'll search for them and I'll let you know when receive the outcome.

Author:  bert64 [ Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

Wow thanks, i will have my fingers crossed...

Author:  amix_aux [ Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

Did we ever get hold of Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compilers? Which ones were they?

Author:  donots [ Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

amix_aux wrote:
Did we ever get hold of Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compilers? Which ones were they?


I, too, am also extremely interested in this. I just got set up a Solaris 2.5.1 PowerPC environment and would like to be able to write and port my own programs. If anyone can shed us light with this, it would be most appreciated. I registered to this forum for this sole reason.

Thank you in advance.

Author:  DOS [ Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

louisw3 wrote:
Your best hope is to try to build a cross compiler, then cross compile a compiler (canadian cross?) assuming you can find a binutils/gcc that support powerpc solaris.

If it was me, I'd try doing this, as it seems better than waiting for 3 years hoping one appears! Perhaps one of the posters who wants this compiler is now running Windows 10, so can use the Linux subsystem to start working on building GCC. I imagine there should be guides online for how to do this with GCC.

Author:  wbyte [ Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

I gave up on searching the compiler. The best we can try is to cross compile...

Author:  louisw3 [ Mon May 07, 2018 1:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC / Compiler Availability

Anyone try the later Qemu to run this?

Oddly enough it'll run MacOS 9, and OS X v1.x now...

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