Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3576
solemul: how do I run solaris programs (no kernel support?)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
I have solemu installed, which seems to be the latest iBCS
package, yet I cannot run any solaris programs. Most of
them simply say 'killed'. Running strace on any solaris
program shows only this:
execve("/usr/local/bin/calc", ["calc"], [/* 69 vars */]) = 0
syscall: SunOS no support
Reading /usr/doc/solemul-1.1/README indicates I should do:
but where is this module? The solemul package does not
contain any 'modules'. The README file also says:
(assuming you have the Solaris kernel module compiled
- see kernel documentation how to do that)
but I cannot find any such documentation. And anyway,
shouldn't installing solemul be enough?
Why was this bug marked resolved, and with no comments? I did not
receive any answer to this and I've been waiting a long time!!
Happens with 6.1 also. Setting version to 6.1.
It's not enough to just install the solemul package, as you will also need to
add solaris libraries. The solaris module resides in
/lib/modules/*/misc/solaris.o, and appears not to be present in the 6.1
(or 6.2) kernel package.
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 07:15:02 -0500
From: Jeff Johnson <email@example.com>
I just noticed that the 6.2 kernel has not the solaris module
needed by solemul. Oversight or non-functional?
It's not fully functional so we really don't want
to include support for it.
However we do want to keep the solemu rpm around
so that when it is functional, the distribution
level infrastructure is already there waiting for
Changing component to kernel because that's where the fix will be.
How about marking this DEFERRED?
This is unlikely to get fixed as SPARC releases are no longer being made.