Has anyone tried and more importantly, succeeded building Qemu or any other virtualization software on Oracle Solaris 10 ?
Here is the long version of the post:
Now-a-days I need to work on a Solaris 10 system on SPARC processor. Due to organizational security policy, the system is connected to company Intranet, but not with Internet. Also there is no local repository hosted. Therefore I had to manually" download-compile-install sources of each and every package I need. By today I have did this successfully with over around fifty packages along with resolving all their dependencies. When I first touched the system, it was almost "bare" in the sense even it did not have a gcc installed. You can read my adventure of installing latest gcc (4.7.2) from here.
Now I have got stuck while trying to install a virtual machine (precisely, a desktop virtualization solution, not something like M$ Hyper-V, VMware v-Sphere, Oracle VM) onto it. Oracle Virtual Box doesn't come with a SPARC version, VMware Player for Solaris is not there. I tried to install both Bochs and Qemu, but failed. Qemu configure step failed with the following error:
While trying to build Qemu on Oracle Solaris 10 (SPARC processor), I encountered the following error in the configure step:./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ --install=/usr/ucb/install./configure: bad substitution./configure: !: not found./configure: !: not found./configure: !: not found./configure: !: not found./configure: !: not found./configure: curl-config: not found./configure: curl-config: not foundglib-2.12 required to compile QEMU
While googling, the solution to this what I found are: https://bugs.launchp...emu/ bug/636315 and http://lists.gnu.org...9/msg00845.html. I couldn't make the solutions work, but I think I can give a second try.