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Build VLC on Solaris / OpenSolaris

Needs to be (maybe heavily) patched.

Some old packages exists [1]

CSWautoconf  autoconf - an extensible package of M4 macros
             (all) 2.65,REV=2009.11.30
CSWautomake  automake - GNU Makefile generator inspired by 4.4BSD make and include
             (all) 1.10.3,REV=2009.12.09
CSWggettext  ggettext - GNU gettext
             (sparc) 0.17,REV=2009.05.27
CSWgm4       gm4 - The GNU m4 implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor
             (sparc) 1.4.13,REV=2009.04.06
CSWiconv     libiconv - GNU libiconv is a Unicode conversion library
             (sparc) 1.13.1,REV=2009.07.01
CSWlibtool   libtool - Generic shared library support script
             (sparc) 1.5.26,REV=2008.12.22
CSWreadline  readline - GNU readline
             (sparc) 5.2,REV=2009.01.23


Boostrap script needs to be able to run same subshells as parent. If bootstrap fails on genmf, then the subshell has fallen back to the default /bin/sh which isn't posix compliant. In that case, you need to modify as follow:

@@ -97,7 +97,7 @@ AC_DEFUN([PKG_CHECK_MODULES],[ifelse([\$4], , :, [\$4])])
-modules/genmf `sed -ne 's,modules/\(.*\)/Makefile,\1,p'`
+$SHELL modules/genmf `sed -ne 's,modules/\(.*\)/Makefile,\1,p'`
###  classic bootstrap stuff
ACLOCAL_ARGS="-I /usr/local/share/aclocal/"


/usr/xpg4/bin/sh bootstrap
Configuring (Solaris 10, SPARC)
CSWlua  lua - a powerful light-weight programming language
        (sparc) 5.1.3,REV=2008.04.29

Using Sun Studio

export LUA_LIBS='-L/opt/csw/lib/ -llua' LUA_CFLAGS='-I/opt/csw/include/'
./configure CCC=/opt/SUNWspro/bin/CC CC=/opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc --includedir=/opt/csw/include/