Wine on Sparc

Eric Frias efrias at
Mon May 23 14:56:43 CDT 2005

Chuck Hall wrote:
> I should have mentioned what tools I'm using and the why I sent the patch.  
> I am using the native Sun assembler and linker.  The Sun assembler does 
> not understand the .previous so that is the reason for the patch.

Makes sense.  If you get the Sun assembler to work, we should probably 
make an autoconf test to check which assembler gcc is using.  Heck, if 
you find that Sun's assembler doesn't work, it would be nice to have an 
autoconf check to put up an error.  I don't know of a good way to do 
this check (aside from testing whether it understands .previous).

> Using the binutils from I managed to get only the first 
> 5 files of 'make depend' to compile before it had problems with assembler.  
> Seems to be easier to use the native version.

Wine's README says:
Solaris info:
   You will most likely need to build Wine with the GNU toolchain
   (gcc, gas, etc.). Warning : installing gas does *not* ensure that it
   will be used by gcc. Recompiling gcc after installing gas or
   symlinking cc, as and ld to the gnu tools is said to be necessary.
If you want to compile with the native assembler, you may be in 
uncharted territory.  I've had success with the combination of 
binutils-2.14 and gcc-3.4.2.


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