This page provides important information for users of the Ice binary distribution for Solaris. You can obtain this distribution at the ZeroC web site.
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Overview of the Solaris binary distribution
The binary distribution of Ice for Solaris 11 on SPARC includes the following components:
- The Ice run time, including executables for the Ice services and Slice files.
- Run-time libraries for C++ and Java. These libraries enable you to execute Ice applications.
- Tools and libraries for developing Ice applications.
The distribution contain executables and libraries in both 32-bit and 64-bit format. The 32-bit executables are in the
bin directory and the 32-bit libraries are in the
lib directory. The 64-bit executables are located in
bin/sparcv9, and the 64-bit libraries are in
The C++ binaries were created using Sun Studio 12.3 and its default standard library.
The following Solaris 11 binary packages are required to use this distribution:
Ice for Java requires J2SE 1.6.0 or later; Java binary packages can be obtained from Oracle. The IceGrid Admin graphical tool is included in the distribution but the metrics graph feature is not supported because JavaFX is not available on this platform.
If you are using Java 7, see this Solaris Java 7 issue.
Setting up your Solaris environment to use Ice
After installing Ice, read the relevant language-specific sections below to learn how to configure your environment and start programming with Ice.
In order to use Ice services and tools such as Slice translators, you need to add the location of the Ice binaries to your
PATH as shown in the bash command below:
To use the 64-bit version of these services and tools, add the
sparcv9 subdirectory to
PATH, making sure it appears before
Ice shared libraries and executables in this distribution contain
/opt/Ice-3.5/lib as the embedded runpath (the runpath for 64-bit libraries and executables is
/opt/Ice-3.5/lib/64). In order to run Ice services and tools, you can do one of the following:
Create a symbolic link
/opt/Ice-3.5that points to your Ice installation:
Add the Ice
libdirectory to your
LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64environment variables. For example:
When compiling Ice for C++ programs, you must pass a
-I option specifying the Ice include directory, along with several other options:
-m64 to build 64-bit binaries.
A C++ program needs to link with at least
libIceUtil, so a typical link command would look like this:
Additional libraries are necessary if you are using an Ice service such as IceGrid or Glacier2.
To use Ice for Java, you must add
Ice.jar to your
CLASSPATH, as shown below:
If you intend to use Freeze for Java, you must include
db.jar in your
CLASSPATH along with
Classes for the other Ice services are provided in separate JAR files:
If your application uses any of these services, add the appropriate JAR files to your
CLASSPATH as shown above.
Ice includes ant tasks for translating Slice to Java. The ant tasks allow
slice2freezej to be invoked from the ant build system. These tasks require one of the following:
Specify the location of the Ice installation containing the translators with the
ICE_HOMEenvironment variable to specify the location of the Ice installation containing the translators:
- If neither
ICE_HOMEis available, the ant tasks will simply invoke the translator without an absolute path, relying on the translators being in a directory in your
PATHfor successful execution.
Ice for Java supports protocol compression using the bzip2 classes included with ant. Compression is automatically enabled if these classes are present in your
CLASSPATH. You can either add
ant.jar to your
CLASSPATH, or download only the bzip2 classes from:
Note that these classes are a pure Java implementation of the bzip2 algorithm and therefore add significant latency to Ice requests.
Using the sample programs on Solaris
Third-party packages for Solaris
The binary distribution for OS X includes the following third-party packages as separate binary libraries:
- Berkeley DB 5.3.21 (C/C++ and Java run time)