[SunHELP] Solaris package removal question

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 13:43:33 CDT 2004

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 08:19:19 +0200, Patrick de Ruiter
<patrickr at nedstat.nl> wrote:
> Hi Nadine,
> Is it Solaris perl which is installed by default or a custom package from
> sunfreeware?
> In the first occasion it's advisable to leave it on your system, this
> because it might break any apps that depend on the library's.
> You can rename it to /usr/bin/old.perl or something like that.
> If it's the second you should just upgrade the old version with a new one
> and fix any problems that might occur

It's not the Sun default perl.  I know enough to leave that 
alone. ;-)

The problem is, the secondary perl (5.8.0)that I want to archive
and then remove is not a sunfreeware package.  It's a custom 
perl build by the previous admin and there is hide-nor-hair of 
that package on any of the machines that would be used to 
build it in my environment.  So, I can only presume it was build 
by him on his own Sun box at home or something.  I don't want 
to "upgrade" over it with the sunfreeware perl 5.8.5, as that will 
just result in kruftiness.

Archiving it is just a CYA kind of thing--I don't anticipate a lot
of problems--this machine is mostly used as a utility box for
us to do package builds and the like.  I was just hoping some 
uber Solaris guru knew a trick. ;-)


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