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Feb
1
comment DNS on SUNOS 4.1.4 / Solaris
nsswitch.conf was added in SunOS 5 (aka Solaris 2), it wasn't present in SunOS 4 (aka Solaris 1).
Jan
27
comment How to use cp -u on a Solaris system which does not support the -u option?
"cp" on Linux is usually from the GNU coreutils which are also available for Solaris - can you build & install software like that on your Solaris machine or are your privileges limited?
Jan
21
comment exists a “two-factor authentication” for sudo, if not how to make one anyway?
This is not unique to Xorg but simply the classic Unix user model - any process running as your user id could use the debugger interfaces to monitor your process, open the tty's assigned to you, etc.
Jan
2
comment Where do I find prebuilt binutils and compilers for obsolete operating systems?
I think you mean sunfreeware.com, not freesunware.com - it's still around but for Solaris 2.5 & later, not the older SunOS 4 (aka Solaris 1.x).
Dec
14
comment Finding empty directories recursively
If you're on Solaris 11 or later, just run /usr/gnu/bin/find instead. On older releases it might be available in /usr/sfw/bin, /opt/sfw/bin, or /opt/csw/bin depending on what the admin installed.
Nov
2
comment How to make program which will react on button pressing (such as “more” on 'q')
On Solaris, you can also use curses or ncurses, very much like Linux.
Sep
11
comment Obtaining Solaris 10 patches
If the poster was actually running Solaris 10, then yes, they'd be able to upgrade. But as their comments revealed, they were actually running software from the OpenSolaris/Nevada/Solaris 11 family, and to downgrade from that to Solaris 10 requires a reinstall and losing newer features.
Sep
1
comment ls and vim color on SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8
The xterm shipped with Solaris 11 is recent enough, but then Solaris 11 shipped 12 years after Solaris 8 did - nothing from Solaris 8 is recent now.
Aug
30
comment X11 forwarding Amazon EC2 significance of sequence number in DISPLAY variable
It's not the sequence number - in X11, the sequence number is the identifier of each request, and is not included in the DISPLAY variable. It's the identifier of which server to connect to, called the "display number" in the X11 documentation.
Aug
30
comment An obscure autotools error with Epson iscan project
ltdl is part of libtool. Also, don't worry about matching the "273" when searching - that's just the line number in this particular configure script, not an error code.
Jun
29
comment Can all OSS for Linux be built to run on an Illumos based OS like OpenIndiana?
@AndrewHenle - no they don't. Making these packages build is part of Jonathan's job, and he's been increasing the number every quarter, so I would not be surprised if there's been many hours of effort to get that far. I personally find that many of the more common & well maintained packages build out of the box, thanks to autoconf & similar tools, but I also maintain upstream software at X.Org and know it takes effort there to keep that working cross-platform.
Jun
27
comment Can all OSS for Linux be built to run on an Illumos based OS like OpenIndiana?
For instance, the pkgsrc team statistics for their most recent release in April 2015 showed they successfully built 13092 out of 15246 packages in their collection for the SmartOS distro of illumos.
Jun
24
comment changing timezone in Oracle Solaris 11.2
The first link, referring to rtc, is not about changing the timezone of the system clock, but the offset between the OS clock and the BIOS clock.
Jun
20
comment Why I can't export the Linux DISPLAY?
Sort of, since when export DISPLAY was created, only rlogin & telnet existed, and ssh was still years in the future.
Jun
19
comment Solaris 11 remove the old “entire”
Only the one with "i" in the IFO column is installed.
Jun
6
comment File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris
It is mentioned for Solaris or for Linux? I only see it in reference to Linux platforms.
Jun
6
comment File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris
sysctl.conf is for Linux, not Solaris. Did you see a reference to it being used on Solaris somewhere?
Apr
17
comment Where can I use 'beadm'?
That picture shows the grub boot loader prompt, before you boot into Solaris. You need to boot Solaris before you can run Solaris commands like beadm.
Apr
9
comment Installing HDF5-1.8.13 on Solaris 11 - failed
The actual error is probably just before the *** Error code 1 line - what's shown currently is just telling you where in the build it failed.
Mar
13
comment I am seeking a Solaris 8 patch file
'withdrawn' means it has been made unavailable. Oracle is the copyright owner of the patch, if you cannot acquire it from them via support, then other methods would be copyright violations, and not up for discussion on this site.