On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, Jay West wrote:
I'm sorry, but I've worked extensively on many
differen't unices, and AIX is
truely evil. Guess if it's the only unix you deal with so you don't keep
having to switch mentality between AIX and everything else...
I'll second and third that. The linker, in particular, is a huge
pain-in-the-rear. It's almost axiomatic that if a bit of free software
builds and runs without modification on every other flavor of Unix/Linux,
it will require a week of hair-pulling to bring up on AIX.
Things _are_ improving, though. Since AIX 4.2.something, it's a bit less
painful to build shared libs and dynamically-loaded objects.