[postgis-users] Building on Solaris 10 x86

Martin Spott Martin.Spott at mgras.net
Sat Mar 26 13:38:04 PDT 2011

"Andreas Luka" wrote:

> Could you support us with some more information
> 1. Build Platform Sparc or x86

Over the past years I've been running PostGIS on Sparc as well as on
x86 - the database behind 'mapserver.flightgear.org' is now running on
Solaris10/AMD64 and has been running on Solaris10/SPARC until last

> 2. Compiler Version and compiler options

The DB mentioned above has always been built with GCC (currently 3.4.3
on AMD64), but at home I was having a test instance built with
SunStudio11. I have to admit that I've already deinstalled the latter
one and therefore can't tell you which software versions I used. It's
been quite old, must have been back in 2006, PostgreSQL-8.1.1 ....

> 3. C-library version

The current MapServer setup reports:

      NAME:  Sun Workshop Compilers Bundled libC
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  i386
   VERSION:  5.10,REV=2004.12.20

> I have no problems to compile geos and proj.4, but postgis is quiet
> difficult. The make file read some build-information from the
> postgresql installation (like the used compiler and some path).

Diffucult to tell without any further information.

> I hope we have some day a smooth build-process and can include
> postgis in to the openindiana-distribution. The EnterpriseDB solaris
> version works well, but is still at version postgresql 8.3

The above MapServer site is (currently) running PostgreSQL-9.0.2,
Proj-4.7.0, GEOS-3.2.2 and PostGIS-1.5.2 - everything built quite
smootly - with GCC, because this is our sponsor's favourite  :-)

 Unix _IS_ user friendly - it's just selective about who its friends are !

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