[rescue] Easiest way to run an old Sparc binary on another unix?

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 12:13:41 CDT 2010

On 29 October 2010 17:00, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
> Hello everyone, I have an old Sparc binary that I tested on Solaris 2.6. It
> works.
> I'd like to run this in a VM or emulation on a different unix. It has to be
> something that doesn't add more power draw to what I'm currently running.
> I found this old transitive thing that gave me hope but then found that IBM
> bought it and killed it.
> I guess the other option would be trying to run QEmu + Solaris 2.5 or 2.6.
> Has anyone tried this? I'm hoping this application can run in single
> usermode. Basically it's an override password hash generator for old
> hardware from a company Lucent bought. There is no free way to get an
> override password for the equipment (to reset the password if you don't know
> it), so I'm planning to bring one to the intarweb.

OpenBSD pre v4.8 will have support for running solaris binaries, not
sure how well it works though as they took it out & shot it in 4.8

Sevan / Venture37

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