[zeromq-dev] patch for aix support

George Neill georgen at neillnet.com
Thu Dec 4 08:16:16 CET 2008


So a long story shortened ... I just set up a new aix machine (5.3 TL
6) ... outside of installing gcc; I had to install automake,
pkg-config, libtool and my own compiled version of autoconf.   The AIX
toolbox autoconf version is 2.59, zmq appears to require 2.61.

FWIW, I had originally installed AIX toolbox gnu binutils as well...
this turns out to be a bad idea.  One should use the native AIX

Attached is a simple patch (against r727)  for AIX support (of course
released under the MIT license).

I probably need to spend some more time on the configure.in ... what
is your preference on compiler usage eg. should it look for a native
compiler first, then use gnu?   Or is it acceptable to have the user
override to a native compiler with environment variables?  Also, on
the AIX platform, one can build either 32 or 64 bit binaries/libs ..
is there a specific way you guys want this done?

Also in the patch I added a zmq::resolve_nic_name() specifically for
AIX.   Running the chat example didn't work so well when I specified
the interface name instead of the actual ip address; so I hope you'll
find it acceptable.

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