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Author gms
Recipients gms
Date 2016-02-08.15:06:58
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When building on Solaris 10 I had to patch

Modules/_posixsubprocess.c -> dirfd issues
Modules/socketmodule.c -> sethostname declaration -> ncurses detection

See the attached patch for details.

I built it like this:

CC=gcc CXX=g++ LDFLAGS="-m64 -L/opt/csw/lib/64 -R/opt/csw/lib/64" CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/csw/include -I/opt/csw/include/ncursesw" CFLAGS="-m64 -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600 -std=gnu99" CXXFLAGS="-m64" ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python-3.5.1

Note that /opt/csw/ is popular open source repository for Solaris 10; it is the first place to go to get relatively recent stuff like gcc 4.9 etc.

The first 2 hunks of the patch aren't very controversial, I guess. The Solaris-ncurses detection can be done in several ways, of course.

Also, one could change ncurses package build such that the global CFLAGS (especially -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600) are picked up.

Another variation - the configure could try to detect if _XOPEN_SOURCE=600 is supported and - in case it is  - automatically set it.
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