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Subject Re: [users@httpd] 64 Bit Apache httpd on Solaris
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:19:39 GMT
Thanks Eugene, I used some of your ideas for "inspiration".

My final solution was
        export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
        export CFLAGS
        export LDFLAGS

        ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache2
        make install

        file httpd
        httpd:          ELF 64-bit MSB executable SPARCV9 Version 1, 
dynamically linked, not stripped, no debugging information available

I don't know which, if any, of the above settings are 
necessary/unnecessary. I'm a bit curious but don't really have the budget 
to play around.
One trap though in case any other newbies are interested : after a failed 
attempt, remove the http installation directory and untar the installation
download afresh. I got caught out with that one - there were 32bit ".o" 
files that were not being clobbered and were stuffing the make up.

Thanks again.

From:   Eugene <>
To:     "" <>
Date:   07/02/2011 11:16 PM
Subject:        Re: [users@httpd] 64 Bit Apache httpd on Solaris

I compile Httpd with SunStudio using options:
CC=cc \
CFLAGS="-fast -xO4 -mt -xtarget=generic -m64 -DSSL_EXPERIMENTAL 
LDFLAGS="-xtarget=generic -m64 -L/usr/sfw/lib/64 -L/usr/lib/64 
-R/usr/sfw/lib/64 -R/usr/lib/64" \
GREP=grep \
./configure \
## here is the set of httpd configuration options ##

"-m64" turns 64-bit on

-----Original Message-----
From: <>
Reply-to: "" <>
To: <>
Subject: [users@httpd] 64 Bit Apache httpd on Solaris
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 04:00:37 +0000

The Goal
A 64bithttpd executable on Solaris 5.10,  (independent of the "out of the 
box Solaris Apache server). 

(isainfo ?v 
        64-bit sparcv9 applications 
                fmaf vis2 vis popc 
        32-bit sparc applications 
                fmaf vis2 vis popc v8plus div32 mul32 ) 

Current Postion 
A 32bithttpd executable on Solaris 5.10.  --> 
        /usr/local/apache2/bin > file httpd 
        httpd:          ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC Version 1, 
dynamically linked, not stripped 

Steps Taken 
1)        Download  httpd-2.2.17.tar.gz and copy to Solaris server.  ( 
        Nothing I could find at the download site about a 32bit/64bit 
download - so I assume this is 
        determined at configuration/compilation time and there's just the 
one download for both setups. 

2)        Follow instructions in httpd-2.2.17\INSTALL document.  Install 
into /usr/local/apache2 
        Nothing in the instructions matching search strings "64", "32" or 
        Check -- same result 
        Run httpd-2.2.17 > ./configure --help  ...  no sign of anything in 
the help options about configure 32 or 64 bit. 

3)        Search website - some instruction about Win64 but 
nothing useful for Solaris. 
        Google   -  used key words/phrases such as  "compiling 64 bit 
solaris", "Apache 64 bit Solaris",  "Apache 64bit CFLAGS" 
        "CFLAGS syntax" 

        I found a few reasonable matches, but at best the sites either 
give me a better general understanding 
        of this stuff, or they show some compile options that result in 
errors, (not much use). 

Where to go from here 
Obviously this stuff is not my primary area of expertise, but my hunch is 
that this "problem" might have a fairly simple solution - perhaps 
a compiler option or something, but be stuffed if I can find it. If 
someone would be kind enough to help me along a bit with this it would be 
greatly appreciated. 

Cheers All 
Kevin F. 

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