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Solaris specific installation tips

This section contains notes and hints specific to installing PHP on Solaris systems.

Required software

Solaris installs often lack C compilers and their related tools. Read this FAQ for information on why using GNU versions for some of these tools is necessary. The required software is as follows:

  • gcc (recommended, other C compilers may work)
  • make
  • flex
  • bison
  • m4
  • autoconf
  • automake
  • perl
  • gzip
  • tar
  • GNU sed

In addition, you will need to install (and possibly compile) any additional software specific to your configuration, such as Oracle or MySQL.

Using Packages

You can simplify the Solaris install process by using pkgadd to install most of your needed components.