Several folks have complained that I took off points on project 5 because their compile script didn't work, even though it worked for them on one of the Solaris machines in the lab. The problems usually involve bad PATH settings, although they've also included extraneous carriage returns in the scripts or missing directories in the repository. I've even had one instance where the project directory contained only the README and the three compile scripts, even though TortoiseSVN claimed that everything was committed to the turnin directory.

It is your responsibility to make sure that your projects compile on Solaris. I have specified exactly what you may and may not assume about the environment in which I run the scripts, in the blog posts dated Jan 31 and Feb 13. I have neither the time nor the inclination to debug everyone's compile scripts as I grade.

Given that you lose points if this doesn't work, it would be in your best interest to check out a fresh copy of your submission directory on Solaris and attempt to build the project from scratch. In case you have any doubts about what this means: remove all files from your local working directory and check out the relevant parts from SVN.

I really shouldn't have to say this, considering how much we've emphasized testing in this course. The testing the delivery and installation mechanisms is as important as testing the software itself. Amen! [added: MF]