[rescue] libpthread.a on Solaris 8?

David Holland dholland at woh.rr.com
Sat May 24 20:43:38 CDT 2003

Why not just create your own Solaris boot cd's?  It sounds 
like you were considering that anyways.

/usr/lib/libpthread.so is in the standard CD boot image, along
with X, window manager, etc.. 

Personally, if I were desperate, and unable to create my own boot CD's,
I'd still.. 

boot cdrom -s
<wait for # prompt>
ifconfig <if> up
ftp <somewhere else>
get recovery_program. 

(I do presume the application is bigger than a floppy)

This looks to be a reasonable starting place for creating bootable
Solaris CDs:  http://mah.everybody.org/docs/bootable-cdrom-for-solaris

Of course, I suspect this is somewhat off topic...  if we're not
careful, I'll start asking for schematics for this 1964 GE vacuum tubed
radio I "rescued" today from the antique shop.. :-) :-) 


On Sat, 2003-05-24 at 01:04, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 01:00:03AM -0400, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> > I don't see why you couldn't boot an install CD, or a netboot
> > environment, and access your compiled binary through the net, 
> > floppy, or cd, without putting anything onto the drives.
> > 
> > I'd suggest a netboot environment as you can have everything the
> > way you want including your binary and all, and have everything
> > preset...  just boot net, and restore your machine.  After
> > setting up several boxes using Jumpstart, I wouldn't go back to
> > a CD install.... don't know why the CD install has to be so
> > inefficient.... but the Jumpstart way is much faster (even on a
> > 10Mbit network).
> Very true, when the resources to do it are available.  A shop with only
> a single Solaris box and a buttload of NT servers and Windows clients
> (for example) may not have that option.
> -- 
>  .*********  Fight Back!  It may not be just YOUR life at risk.  *********.
>  : phil stracchino : unix ronin : renaissance man : mystic zen biker geek :
>  :  alaric at caerllewys.net : alaric-ruthven at earthlink.net : phil at latt.net  :
>  :   2000 CBR929RR, 1991 VFR750F3 (foully murdered), 1986 VF500F (sold)   :
>  :    Linux Now!   ...Because friends don't let friends use Microsoft.    :
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list