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From: "Jason Wever" <weeve3@...>
Subject: Re: Java on sparc
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 08:20:04 -0400
On 10/1/07, Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o> wrote:
> You might check out this forum thread:
> This points to a blackdown-1.4.1 beta version for sparc.  Whether or not
> it can be used on a system using a current compiler I do not know; it
> seems it was built using gcc-3.2.xx

My recollection of the problems that led to blackdown being masked in
the newer profiles is as below.  Basically there were two main
problems that were noticed.

- Using a newer gcc and glibc than was in the 2005.x profiles caused
failures with blackdown (probably broken library dependencies).
- Even when it did work, there were problems on multi-processor
systems where applications would fail to build but worked just fine on
a single processor system

Jason Wever
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Java on sparc
-- Ferris McCormick
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