[Nut-upsuser] Installing NUT on Solaris

Bernd Markgraf bernd.markgraf at med.ovgu.de
Tue Jul 2 04:27:52 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-07-01 at 15:42 -0800, John Thurston wrote:
> On 7/1/2013 2:55 PM, Charles Lepple wrote:
> > On Jul 1, 2013, at 12:47 PM, John Thurston wrote:
> >
> >> I'm running Solaris 10 on a dozen SPARC boxes. I'd like to explore NUT for use with our snmp UPS, but I'm unable to complete the configure/make/install process.
> >>
> >> Can anyone share a how-to for solaris?
> >
> > Here's some general NUT-on-Solaris information:
> >
> > http://people.cs.clemson.edu/~gdowdin/work/ch06.html
> >
> > Can't vouch for that specifically - I haven't used Solaris in years, and had a hard time getting OpenSolaris working back when that was an option. That said, we might be able to reach out to someone at Eaton to see how they set up the Buildbot slave for NUT.
> >
> > What errors are you getting? How are you installing the SNMP support packages?
> I thought I'd see if I could first get it to work without snmp support. 
> I've started with a basic Solaris install and added the following 
> packages from sunfreeware
>    libiconv-1.14-sol10-sparc-local
>    gcc-3.4.6-sol10-sparc-local
>    make-3.82-sol10-sparc-local
>    libintl-3.4.0-sol10-sparc-local
> Working from Mike Nowak's notes at:
>    https://blogs.oracle.com/mikey/entry/network_ups_tools_on_solaris
> > ./configure --prefix=/opt/nut --with-statepath=/var/ups --with-user=ups --with-group=ups
> returns alright, but the subsequent "make" fails with:
> > make[1]: Entering directory `/opt/downloads/nut-2.6.5/common'
> > /bin/bash ../libtool --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc -I../include -g -O2 -Wall -Wsign-compare   -o libparseconf.la  parseconf.lo  -lrt -lsocket -lnsl
> > libtool: link: false cru .libs/libparseconf.a .libs/parseconf.o
> > make[1]: *** [libparseconf.la] Error 1
> But at this point I don't know if I have some library in the wrong 
> location, or if the makefile is being told to look in the wrong 
> location, or something else entirely.
that seems like configure didn't find ar and uses false instead.
add /usr/ccs/bin to your $PATH and configure again. that should pick
up /usr/ccs/bin/ar. if that doenst't exist install SUNWbtool or install
the gnu binutils. 


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