To build software on the Solaris OS, you must install the tools you need on your development machine. Whether you want to use the standard tools that are bundled in Solaris OS, or use the Sun Studio tools, you must first install the appropriate Solaris software for a developer environment. If you are using a Solaris Express Developer Edition release, the developer environment is installed by default.
For Solaris 10 releases, the Solaris OS includes a number of developer software packages, which are available when you install the appropriate Solaris software group for developers. For installation purposes, the Solaris OS is logically divided into software groups, which are collections of Solaris packages.
When you install the Solaris OS, you must select one of the following software groups, which contain the developer packages:
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With these software groups, you get compilers such as the GNU C compiler (gcc) and the Java compiler (javac). Also installed are the GNU source-level debugger (gdb) and the Modular Debugger (mdb), a linker (ld), source control utilities (sccs), and build utilities such as make. The files are installed in /usr/css and /usr/sfw.
This manual describes building a multithreaded application using the Sun Studio C compiler. The Sun Studio software is included in the Solaris Express Developer Edition release. If you are using a Solaris 10 release, you can download the Sun Studio software from the http://developers.sun.com/sunstudio/ web site.