>If someone has, or can, compile the sourcce code for the
>gcc and g++ compilers for SCO FreeOpenServer version 5.02
>then please let me know. I really need to get some compilers
>on my SCO.
Someone here at Miami University is running SCO (only because there's no
Linux port of the app he has to run), and was looking for gcc.
Unix Software Specialist Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
From the SCO FAQ, found in comp.unix.sco.misc:
What do I need to compile programs?
Xenix, Unix and ODT do not ship with program development tools. These
are unbundled into packages known as Development Systems. The rationale
behind this is that many users of SCO systems are using off-the-shelf
software and never need to write a line of C code. If everyone was
forced to buy the development system whether they needed it or not,
some of the customers might get upset. There is a periodic flame war
about this; this is not the place to discuss it.
You can buy the Development System for any of the three environments
listed above as a separate package including the compiler, header
files, libraries, lex, yacc, linker, and other tools. Additionally,
development systems are available for other packages such as TCP/IP;
these development systems add the include files, libraries, etc.
required to program for the package in question. The ODT Dev Sys
includes the development tools for all of the other goodies (e.g.
TCP/IP, X) that are bundled into ODT. Since OSR5 generally bundles
the various runtime packages (e.g. TCP/IP) with the OS, it also
bundles the same development packages, so there are not the same
development system add-ons in OSR5 that there were in previous
There are versions of GCC (the Gnu C Compiler) freely available for
SCO systems. On older SCO operating systems, however, you will
probably need the development system, as the header and library files
you need are part of it and not part of the operating system itself.
This problem has been alleviated in OpenServer Release 5, as
the headers and libraries are now shipped as part of the base
operating system and are available even if you have not purchased the
gcc sources and binaries for OpenServer Release 5 only are on the
free Skunkware 5 CD-Rom; for more info, see
gcc sources and binaries are also available on Robert Lipe's home page:
and mirrored by SCO at