[Box Backup] Problems with BoxBackup on Solaris

Peter Porter boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 09 Nov 2004 15:45:45 -0700

Hello all,

I apologize in advance if this question has been answered elsewhere, 
I've not been able to find anything in my searching.

I am trying to compile and install a boxbackup client on several Solaris 
machines to run backups to a Linux server.  I haven't been able to bet 
boxbackup to compile yet.  I'm using gcc 3.3.2 and make 3.8.0.  I 
originally got an error on the compiler "-D <OPTION>" setting, seemingly 
boxbackup assuming I had a non gnu compiler.  After making a small 
change to force gnu compiler in BoxPlatform.pm, I'm getting other issues 
when attempting to compile:

mkdir parcels/boxbackup-0.08-backup-client-SunOS
(cd bin/bbackupd; make RELEASE=1)
make[1]: Entering directory 
Makefile:9: *** missing separator.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory 
make: *** [parcels/boxbackup-0.08-backup-client-SunOS.tgz] Error 2

I've also tried this on an older Solaris machine with the sun compiler 
and make, but it died when it could not find gcc libraries.

Any advice or pointing me in the right direction would be greatly 
appreciated.  I was able to compile without trouble on a Linux machine