Solaris 2.7/2.8 Notes

Normally, you can use a Solaris 2.6 binary on Solaris 2.7 and 2.8. Most of the Solaris 2.6 issues also apply for Solaris 2.7 and 2.8.

MySQL should be able to detect new versions of Solaris automatically and enable workarounds for the following problems.

Solaris 2.7 / 2.8 has some bugs in the include files. You may see the following error when you use gcc:

/usr/include/widec.h:42: warning: `getwc' redefined
/usr/include/wchar.h:326: warning: this is the location of the previous

If this occurs, you can fix the problem by copying /usr/include/widec.h to .../lib/gcc-lib/os/gcc-version/include and changing line 41 from this:

#if     !defined(lint) && !defined(__lint)

To this:

#if     !defined(lint) && !defined(__lint) && !defined(getwc)

Alternatively, you can edit /usr/include/widec.h directly. Either way, after you make the fix, you should remove config.cache and run configure again.

If you get the following errors when you run make, it is because configure didn't detect the curses.h file (probably because of the error in /usr/include/widec.h):

In file included from mysql.cc:50:
/usr/include/term.h:1060: syntax error before `,'
/usr/include/term.h:1081: syntax error before `;'

The solution to this problem is to do one of the following:

  1. Configure with CFLAGS=-DHAVE_CURSES_H CXXFLAGS=-DHAVE_CURSES_H ./configure.

  2. Edit /usr/include/widec.h as indicated in the preceding discussion and re-run configure.

  3. Remove the #define HAVE_TERM line from the config.h file and run make again.

If your linker cannot find -lz when linking client programs, the problem is probably that your libz.so file is installed in /usr/local/lib. You can fix this problem by one of the following methods:

  • Add /usr/local/lib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

  • Add a link to libz.so from /lib.

  • If you are using Solaris 8, you can install the optional zlib from your Solaris 8 CD distribution.

  • Run configure with the --with-named-z-libs=no option when building MySQL.

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