Fwd: [Nut-upsdev] newhidups / Solaris 10 / APC RM1500

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 08:23:39 UTC 2006

I just realised that Marty sent it privately...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marty Lee <marty at upstart-solutions.co.uk>
Date: 7 mars 2006 10:49
Subject: Re: [Nut-upsdev] newhidups / Solaris 10 / APC RM1500
To: Arnaud Quette <aquette.dev at gmail.com>


>> I had to make some simple updates to get newhidups to compile on
>> Solaris; is
>> anyone interested in getting these rolled into NUT and for a text
>> document on
>> how to configure nut/newhidups/Solaris 10 ?
> I didn't had much time to continue on this point, so yes, any
> (verbose) feedback is welcome...
> Arnaud

To get NUT 2.0.3 to compile on Solaris 10, I needed to do the following:

1. u_int16_t is not defined in the build environment and libusb.h
   uses uint_16_t too. I've added the following to libhid.h

   #ifndef u_int16_t
   typedef uint16_t u_int16_t;

   #ifndef u_int8_t
   typedef uint8_t u_int8_t;

2. 'nanosleep' is in the 'rt' library, so I had to set up
   LDFLAGS in drivers/Makefile to include '-lrt'

   - this is obviously itching for a 'configure' test to make sure
     that nanosleep is found somewhere appropriate

3. On Solaris 10, the libusb stuff is in /usr/sfw by default, and
   configure finds it ok. It doesn't add a -R/usr/sfw/lib, so at run
   time, the libraries are no longer found.

   By setting 'LIBUSB_LIBS = -R/usr/sfw/lib -L/usr/sfw/lib' in
   drivers/Makedile things worked fine. Again, something that could
   be added to configure as a Solaris specific.

4. I had to add extra Makefile targes to drivers/Makefile, to ensure
   things got compiled with the correct library flags:

       $(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(LIBUSB_CFLAGS) -c mge-hid.c

        $(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(LIBUSB_CFLAGS) -c apc-hid.c

        $(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(LIBUSB_CFLAGS) -c belkin-hid.c

Hope this helps; if there are any 'test' builds available, let me
know how to find them and I'll check things work ok. I've downloaded
the CVS version, and from what I can tell, things seem the same as

Many regards


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