Installing Pidgin on Solaris 10

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue Nov 20 11:23:39 EST 2007

Robert D. Hawkins spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I am trying to compile Pidgin on a Sun Ultra 10 running Solaris 10 and the
> Gnome Desktop environment.  I downloaded and extracted the files to:
> /Downloads/Pidgin A subdirectory: pidgin-2.2.2 was created in which all the
> source files were placed.  I successfully ran configure and had to switch to
> csh to run the "make" do to PATH considerations.  When I run "make", it
> chugs along until it I get the following error output (Sorry for the
> length):

I am guessing that your paths are sufficiently different between your
login shell and the csh you used to run make that you have a different
C compiler in your path; ld is passing -mt to the compiler, apparently
assuming that the compiler will do something with it, while the
compiler is claiming to know nothing about it.

Try re-running configure under the same environment you plan to use to
run make.


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for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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