Linking against SunOS 4.1.x libraries in Solaris 2.5.1

Linking against SunOS 4.1.x libraries in Solaris 2.5.1

Post by Henrik Schmiedic » Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:00:00

I need to be able to link Fortran code against SunOS 4.1.x libraries
in Solaris 2.5.1. I know of two options - possibly a third.

   1) Set up a SunOS 4.1.4 system to act as a "link host". Programs
      will run under Binary Compatibility on new Solaris 2.5+ systems.
      [Is NIS+ available for SunOS 4.1.4? Where?]

   2) I can get the Solaris versions of the libraries. Mucho $$$$.

   3) I vaguely remember someone creating a virtual SunOS 4.1 environment
      that runs under Solaris. I may be wrong here. Does anyone know
      what I am talking about (if it exists)? Where would I find this?

Anyone know of any other options?

     - Henrik

PS: This may be a duplicate post. I apologize if it is.
Henrik Schmiediche, Dept. of Statistics, Texas A&M, College Station, TX 77843


1. SunOS 4.1.x libraries on Solaris 2.x (sunos 5.x)

      I have pre-built third party libraries from sunos 4.1.x. They were
built on that version of the OS.
Now, when I link new programs on sunos 5.x and above, Iam unable to link
these old libs, because the linker complains about the format of these
old libs. Is there a way to make them work on sunos 5.x and above ?
I have no sources for these third party libs.

Second, iam able to build executables on sunos 4.1.x successfully with
these old libs and the the binaries work nicely on sunos 4.1.x, but
crash on sunos 5.x and above. Is there a solution other than getting the
latest version of these libs ?


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