[SunRescue] Return to Solaris
lockwood at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 6 14:48:22 CDT 1999
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Reagen Ward wrote:
> Is SunOS 4.1.x even y2k-ready? Probably some patches or something.
SunOS 4.1.3_u1 rev B and 4.1.4 are "y2k-ready" with the appropriate
patches from Sun. The only real showstoppers are the /bin/date command
(easy to fix with a free replacement anyway) and the libc update (much
I have taken a SunOS 4.1.1u1 system (Sun 3/60) past the year 2000 line
with few problems noticed. Once /bin/date was replaced the system
operated well, though I'm sure there are a few subtle bugs lurking in libc
date formatting routines. The OS was stable and worked well, though.
Don't be afraid to try it (though I'd be cautious if I was still using
really old versions in production).
-James [I maintained a bank of SunView systems up until 2 months ago]
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