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August 12, 2003

IRIX 6.5.21 released

Today SGI released IRIX 6.5.21 . Be sure to install patch #5086 if you want to perform a live upgrade of previous 6.5.x installs. Miniroot installs do not need this patch.

Update: It seems that 6.5.20 live install doesn't need the patch. IRIX'es <=6.5.19 still do.

Posted by dexter1 at August 12, 2003 8:46 AM


Damn, wish my Developer Online account still worked - it expired a couple of months ago and attempts to renew and gain access to the M stream have failed.

Posted by: nekonoko at August 12, 2003 9:34 AM

Ahh, Don't feel too bad; alot of us are still using 6.5.17m. =)

Posted by: semi at August 12, 2003 6:45 PM

Have you tried contacting sgi at all? because with me when .20 came out I managed to get it all sorted out.


Posted by: Benjamin at August 13, 2003 3:53 AM

Is the new version, 6.5.21 compatible with 7.2 compilers? If no, then which is the latest version compatible with IRIX c compiler version 7.2.

Posted by: Shipra Agrawal at December 20, 2003 4:35 AM

Shipra, please see my comments on this in the following forum thread:

Posted by: dexter1 at December 20, 2003 3:14 PM

We are thinking of not buying native IRIX c compiler if we can do with gcc instead on IRIX 6.5.21. Does anybody know if we can compile and install gcc on IRIX 6.5.21 without having IRIX native MIPS pro c compiler version 7.3 / 7.4 running on it. We may get basic cc accompanied with OS but not the full c and cpp compiler.


Posted by: Shipra at December 22, 2003 1:49 AM

You might not be able to compile it. But you can download the pre-compiled version from freeware.sgi.com and use that. It is fully funtional and works great for anything. (Although I do prefer the Mips Pro compilers)

Posted by: Wh|te Russian at December 23, 2003 2:43 AM

Shipra, please try to keep this sort of discussion in the forums, that's what they're there for.

Posted by: nekonoko at December 23, 2003 11:19 PM