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Make sure your regular user account has "pkg install/uninstall" privilege in /etc/user_attr.

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myregularaccount::::profiles=Primary Administrator;roles=root

Before beginning, make sure you don't have Sun Studio installed:

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pkg info | grep sunstu

If they are installed, remove. Eg:

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pfexec pkg uninstall -r pkg:// \
                 pkg:// \
                 pkg:// \

Keep running "pkg info | grep sunstu" and uninstalling until nothing reports back.

Then double check there is nothing under /opt related to compilers, and remove as necessary, eg:

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ls -l /opt
pfexec rm -rf /opt/SUNWspro /opt/sunstudio12.1 /opt/onbld
# etc

Then install the tarballs:

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pfexec mkdir /opt/SUNWspro
cd /opt/SUNWspro
bzip2 -dc $DOWNLOAD_LOCATION/sunstudio12-patched-ii-2009Sep-sol-{x86,sparc}.tar.bz2 | pfexec tar xvf -
cd /opt
gzip -dc $DOWNLOAD_LOCATION/sunstudio12u1-patched-ii-2010Feb-sol-{x86,sparc}.tar.gz | pfexec tar xvf -
pfexec ln -s ../sunstudio12.1 /opt/SUNWspro

Information of installed Sun Studio Compiler for x86 platform.

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root@oi:/opt/SUNWspro# ls -lrt
total 904990
drwxr-xr-x  3 root sys          3 2008-06-03 12:15 inventory
drwxr-xr-x 12 root sys         13 2008-06-03 12:15 man
drwxr-xr-x  2 root sys          3 2008-06-03 12:16 docs
drwxr-xr-x 21 root sys         21 2008-06-03 12:17 prod
drwxr-xr-x  2 root sys          5 2008-06-03 12:17 include
drwxr-xr-x  5 root sys          5 2008-06-03 12:17 contrib
drwxr-xr-x  2 root sys          7 2008-06-03 12:17 examples
drwxr-xr-x  2 root sys         25 2008-06-03 12:17 READMEs
drwxr-xr-x  3 root sys         95 2008-06-03 12:18 bin
drwxr-xr-x  9 root sys         40 2008-06-03 12:18 lib
drwxr-xr-x  5 root sys          5 2008-06-03 12:18 sfw
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root         9 2011-04-01 11:37 atd1 -> prod/atd1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root        15 2011-04-01 11:37 LEGAL-SS12 -> prod/LEGAL-SS12
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root        16 2011-04-01 11:40 sunstudio12.1 -> ../sunstudio12.1

root@oi:~# cc -V
cc: Sun C 5.9 SunOS_i386 Patch 124868-10 2009/04/30
usage: cc [ options] files.  Use 'cc -flags' for details
root@oi:~# which cc

Note: Sun Studio 12.2 is available but has not been tested so please do not use at this time.


  1. CBE(Common Build Environment) is a RPM based software build tool but it generate SVR4 package format for OpenSolaris, Solaris 10 and prior.
  2. Get CBE 1.7.0 

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    svn co svn+ssh:// jds-cbe
    or from
  3. Install CBE
    1. The ./cbe-install script is not meant to be run as root. It has to be run as user with "Software Installation" or "Primary Administrator" rights! (See /etc/user_attr).

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      Package SUNWgpch is not installed
      * Would you like the CBE installer to install this package for you? [yes] no
      * Would you like to skip all missing packages? [no]: yes
      * Enter the base directory (prefix) of the cbe [/opt/dtbld]: enter for default
      * Would you like to do this now? [no]: enter for default
      * Would you like to configure more compilers for use with the Desktop CBE? [no]: enter for default
      * Please select the default compiler [3]: enter for default
      Answer 'no' to all remaining questions.
    2. Following log is the last part of install log.

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      Installation of <SFpkgbuild> was successful.
      Building CBEenv
      INFO: Copying %use'd or %include'd spec files to SPECS directory
      INFO: Processing spec files
      INFO: Installing package CBEenv
                               package |      status | details
                                CBEenv |   INSTALLED |
      CBE setup complete
      . /opt/dtbld/bin/ [environment]
      source /opt/dtbld/bin/env.csh [environment]
      depending on your shell, to use this build environment.
      You can also run /opt/dtbld/bin/ [environment] to start subshell.
      Installation log saved in /tmp/desktop-cbe-install-2011-04-06-08:58.log
    3. Set the CBE build environment by 

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      oi@openindiana:~/oi/src/jds-cbe$ . /opt/dtbld/bin/
      Desktop CBE version 1.7.0 built on 2011-04-06 by oi@openindiana
      Unsetting USER
      Unsetting LANG
      Using CC=/opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc
      Using CXX=/opt/SUNWspro/bin/CC
      Setting PATH=/opt/dtbld/bin:/opt/SUNWspro/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/gnu/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/sfw/bin
      Setting CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
      Setting MAKESHELL=/bin/bash
      Setting MAKE=/opt/dtbld/bin/make
      Setting M4=/opt/dtbld/bin/m4

Then remove gnu make, so that (the other) make is the default Different consolidations require different make versions so do not remove any binaries you install while setting up your environment. Please pay close attention to the PATH variables that are set in each consolidations build instructions.