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Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#1 Post by micrex22 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:51 am

Hey folks,

Myself and a few other people I know are looking for the Solaris 2.5.1 *PowerPC* compiler for some ThinkPad 850s. Given that the OS itself has very little software as it is, there were a few things I wanted to compile for it. I'd be willing to buy or pay for the software if anyone has it.

Yeah yeah, I know. Finding that specific compiler is like finding an Apple Lisa or a Jupiter-8 at a goodwill, but it exists somewhere.


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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#2 Post by fultontech » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:10 pm

Let me look through my library this weekend. I found the license key and install media for AIX C compiler (xlC) 1.3.

I know I have SunOS 4 images.
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#3 Post by micrex22 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:34 pm

That would be awesome, thank you.

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#4 Post by fultontech » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:28 pm

I'm sorry. I'm not finding anything in my personal collection. I found old links for the English OS install media online in Russia, but I'm not going to attempt to chase after it.
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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#5 Post by micrex22 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:35 am

I do have a copy of Solaris 2.5.1 PowerPC Edition, so if you need a copy of that let me know.

The Solaris PowerPC compiler (which was also used to compile the OS itself) is the elusive bit.

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#6 Post by micrex22 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:39 pm

I'm still interested in purchasing a copy of this compiler if anyone has some discs available.

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#8 Post by micrex22 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:38 pm

Hey RBS,

The winworld link is just the download the operating system itself.

On that note, the wayback page states this:
Solaris PowerPC Edition Subscription Service
Solaris 2.5.1 PowerPC Edition Operating Environment
Solaris 2.5.1 Software Developer Kit (SDK)
Sun WorkShop for C++ PowerPC Edition Early Access
So the compiler would have been part of the SDK no doubt (the sun workshop for C++ PPC is also interesting, humorously 'early access' and probably died like that).

The compiler isn't present on the betaarchives (and my recommendations would be to not engage anyone there). I'll just have to wait and see if anyone has the SDK packages from 1996 for sale. Heh, by that time my TP 850 is going to be a major dinosaur.

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#9 Post by kokoboi » Sun May 29, 2016 3:16 pm

Any luck on the compiler ?

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#10 Post by micrex22 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:26 am

kokoboi wrote:Any luck on the compiler ?
I wish...

Unfortunately nothing (if I did have a copy I'd be distributing it to all of the 850 owners I know of; all two of them :p ).

Only thing that's come up on ebay was an x86 version of solaris 2.5.1

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#11 Post by macos_2017 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:42 am

May I have a copy of the compiler for my 850 please.


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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#12 Post by micrex22 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:07 pm

macos_2017 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 11:42 am
May I have a copy of the compiler for my 850 please.


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It's a lost cause. Nobody has it and it's forgotten to the sands of time.

Best just to stick with AIX 4.2.1 on the 850.

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#13 Post by micrex22 » Mon May 04, 2020 5:47 pm

Well I guess I was wrong. The compiler was found! We do actually have it now. However, it's missing all of the symlinks and stuff so configuring it to actually compile anything will be a huge chore not for the faint of heart.

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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#14 Post by macos_2017 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:28 pm

Can you share/post?


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Re: Solaris 2.5.1 PPC compiler wanted (TP 850)

#15 Post by micrex22 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:01 am

macos_2017 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Can you share/post?


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I have already sent you a PM with the details before you even replied to this thread, check your PMs.

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