[GRASS-user] grass 6.3.0 solaris 10 install errors

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 01:09:03 EDT 2008

Brian Clark wrote:
> The files are deleted during make, but I'm not sure exactly when
> it happens..

while make runs, can you monitor the directory structure in another
terminal window and track down when it happens that way?

  watch ls -l include/Make/

then quickly ^C make, back up a little, and see where in the build it
got up to? timing may have to be fast....

or chmod one of the vanishing files to be read-only then see if `make`
stops with an error at some point when it can't remove it?

or insert lots of `read` pauses in the Makefiles somehow and step through
the build process?

> Is this common? I've tried a few older versions of GRASS
> with similar results.

don't know.

Note that the GRASS/Solaris build tip wiki page was authored late Nov
2007, apparently working then:
for whatever that's worth. Please update as needed/new thing learned.

see also

> Would this be fixed in 6.4? Starting to get desperate....

It will only be fixed in 6.4 if we take the time fix it now.
We're it. No one else is going to magically fix it.

Technical bugs like this typically have finite reasons behind them,
so given enough heads banging against the wall in the right way, I
would have full confidence that eventually the wall will break.
ie don't give up.

perhaps it is time for more GRASS devels to download a Solaris 10 CD
and VMware (or Xen, or eqiv) and start playing with both. Anyone who
has already done this keen to write a quick tutorial on the wiki?
 [ ? http://opensolaris.org/os/community/xen/ ]
I for one am slightly curious to re-explore both those worlds, especially
now that the barrier to entry is so low (GPL on i386).



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