[rescue] Sun wants money for patch bundles?

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat Apr 14 13:08:31 CDT 2007

Andrew Gaylard wrote:
>> " From: Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>
>> "
>> " You can register a (free) sunsolve account to get recommended/security
>> " patches.  Other stuff requires a contract.
> Interestingly,  I've seen that if I follow the link
> "Recommended patch clusters"
> http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-access
> then I have to have a contract to download the bundle.
> But I can view the README file.
> Then, if I instead follow the other link
> "Recommended and Security Patches"
> http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-license&nav=pub-patches
> then I don't need a contract, just a login, and
> I can download the 9_Recommended.zip file.


I try to retrieve my username and password using the "Forgot Username"
list.  It says none of the three email addresses I use has a SunSolve
account associated with it.  (I have Sun licenses and entitlements that
were emailed to this address, which is one of the three I tried.  Sun
says it doesn't exist.)

So I try to re-register.  Firefox "remembers" my username for the
registration form.  So I use it.  I guarantee the username is unique.
(My last name is not common; if you encounter *anyone* *anywhere* in the
world with that surname, spelled that way, they are a blood relation.)
Sun says I can't register that username because it already exists.

So, username confirmed, I go to the "Forgot Password" link and try
submitting *that* with my just-confirmed username.  Sun says the
password can't be reset because the username doesn't exist.


 It's not the years, it's the mileage.
 Phil Stracchino              phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
 Renaissance Man, Unix generalist, Perl hacker, Free Stater
 Landline: 603-429-0220                Mobile: 603-320-5438

More information about the rescue mailing list