[tpm] will a pre-built (for Solaris 10) perl distribution work on Solaris 8?

Fulko Hew 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
> supported?

Solaris 8 might be dead and not actively supported, but sadly that doesn't
stop people
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
> it.

'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
un-usable/old version
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
your software.

Finally, perlbrew may be an answer too, but first I have to get access to
the box
so that I can work on it.

Thanks for all the suggestions
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