Where can I get a freeware C compiler for Solaris 2.4 for x86? And how can I perform a very simple test that the compiler works on my machine, before trying it on the samba Makefile? The date and version number - maybe "cc /help"? - would be a start. Jan j.poloniecki at sghms.ac.uk tel: +44 (0)181 725 2795 a.m. (0)181 672 4122 p.m.