Make sure you read the Release Notes before proceeding. This file contains valuable information on what system platforms are supported.
Make sure you have a supported C compiler. SysInfo™ usually, but not always, supports GNU's GCC compiler. You need GCC 3.2 or later if you are compiling on a 64-bit OS such as Solaris 7 and later on SPARC. Please read the Release Notes for platform specific information about what compiler is required.
You must use GNU make to build from source.
If you wish to build SysInfo™ with support for its
Command Line Interface (CLI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI), then
you will need Perl
version 5.6.0 or later and Perl-Tk 8.023 or later. Both of these are
Without Perl, SysInfo™ will only provide
Hint: When building Perl and Perl-Tk on Windows, we recommend you
follow the stock procedures provided with Perl and Perl-Tk. Do not
attempt to use the perl build distribution feature found in the SysInfo™
build Makefiles. Once you have perl built, create a tar.bz2 file
from the perl installation directory and give the name of this file
GNU sed is required on versions of FreeBSD prior to 4.0.
On Windows® you need to install the Cygwin environment with Development packages autoconf, gcc, and make. You also need all MinGW components.
On Windows® you need to install the PCRE regular expression package under Cygwin into /usr/local.