First step is to make sure that gcc is installed. It isn't installed by
default on a Solaris 9 build. You can get it from
http://sunfreeware.com. I'd recommend the UUNET or SprintLink mirror
for downloads. You should probably download and install GCC, libiconv
and OpenSSL. That should get you what you need for compilers, etc.

For most build that I have done on Solaris, your best bet is to set your
path like this:

PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:${PATH}
export PATH

This also *assumes* you're in sh, ksh or bash.

That should take care of the compile.

Good luck!

Don


Kelly wrote:

>I have gotten past this part and now the install is telling me the c
>compiler cannot create executables. It does find the 'cc' but it does
>not find the 'gcc'.
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>Kelly
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>>>Hey Guys,
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>>>I have upgraded my server and I have also went with a new OS for the
>>>server. I am running Solaris 9 having previously used Mandrake 9.1. I
>>>am working on the new server and still have the old box running. My
>>>problem is I am trying to install BIND 9.3 on the new Solaris 9 server.
>>>I am running BIND 9.2.2 on the old Mandrake box. I am having a problem
>>>with the install right from the start. I have downloaded the src and
>>>unpacked it. It is now in a directory called BIND9.3.0. I cd into the
>>>directory and enter ./configure.
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>>>It works until it says: 'checking for AR... no'
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>>>Configure: error:
>>>ar program not found. Please fix your PATH to the directory in which it
>>>resides. Or set AR in the environment with the full path to ar.
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>>>I have no idea what 'ar' is. Anyone have any help for me?
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>>ar is a tool needed to create libraries and such. On a solaris system
>>it is typically located in /usr/ccs/bin, so add this directory to your
>>PATH variable. If ar does not exist there, check whether the SUNWbtool
>>package is installed.
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>>-Ed
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