SAVI-Perl-0.15 doesn't like Sun's compiler

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Apr 4 16:49:22 IST 2003

At 16:35 04/04/2003, you wrote:
>    Having successfully upgraded to 4.14 this morning, I've
>decided to try SAVI-Perl-0.15.  My setup: Sun Solaris 8,
>perl 5.8.0, built with Sun's Forte7 compiler.  Bummer, it
>doesn't like my compiler, and I'm not going to rebuild perl
>with gcc to get around this:
>(37)> perl Makefile.PL
>Writing Makefile for SAVI
>(38)> gmake
>/opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc -c  -I. -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
>"-I/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.0/sun4-solaris/CORE"   SAVI.c
>"sav_if/s_comput.h", line 706: #error: Unsupported compiler
>cc: acomp failed for SAVI.c
>gmake: *** [SAVI.o] Error 2
>I sent a note to henson at asking for a way around this
>problem.  Anybody else encountered this?

All I can suggest is you install gcc from and try that.
It's only a 30 second job to uninstall it again.

>Will SAVI-perl work with sophos 3.66, or only with later
>versions?  I'm still running 3.66 because 3.67 was such a pig...

It should work just fine with 3.66. 3.68 is better than 3.67.
Julian Field
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