[tpm] will a pre-built (for Solaris 10) perl distribution work on Solaris 8?
fulko.hew at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 10:39:10 PDT 2012
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Stuart Watt <stuart at morungos.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking, "Good luck!"
Funny... thats exactly what I said to the guy who said we needed to support
some Solaris 8 boxes!
First off, surely Solaris 8 is dead by now? It can't still actually be
Solaris 8 might be dead and not actively supported, but sadly that doesn't
from still having them in production.
... snip ...
> Finally, it just occurred to me that there might be an ActivePerl Solaris
> build old enough - I think there is (see:
> http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.10/install.html, which indicates
> a 5.10.x for Sparc, and should be good for 2.6+) but you need to pay to get
'pay for it!' That's when people pipe up and say 'See... Perl is old and
you should have used Java'. And the fact that the box would have an
of Java would be lost on them too!
Indy's suggestion is the best/easiest to start with.
BTW Indy: I haven't forgotten... I'm still trying to get approval to buy
Finally, perlbrew may be an answer too, but first I have to get access to
so that I can work on it.
Thanks for all the suggestions
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