2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2011 8:38 AM by User171873 RSS

    Running sparc executable on i86pc

      This might be a stupid question, but I have to ask it anyway.

      Will an executable built on a sparc workstaion running solaris 10 run on an i86pc box running solaris 10?

      I realize the platforms are different, but the OSs are the same ;)

      Please be gentle on your responses.

        • 1. Re: Running sparc executable on i86pc
          It's unpossible execute program for Solaris SPARC on Solaris x86.

          • 2. Re: Running sparc executable on i86pc
            The binary code executed by a SPARC machine is not compatible with that of an Intel processor. Therefore, a binary built on a SPARC machine which runs on a SPARC processor won't run on an Intel (i86pc) processor even if they were built for the same operating system. It is possible to use a cross-compiler to build an Intel binary on a SPARC machine but I don't think that is what you are talking about here. It is also possible to run SPARC code using an emulator on an Intel processor but I'm not aware that any such emulator exists. Therefore, you'll not be able to run your executables on the Intel box.