Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

jdavidb (1361)

jdavidb
  (email not shown publicly)
http://voiceofjohn.blogspot.com/

J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

Journal of jdavidb (1361)

Wednesday August 28, 2002
10:43 AM

Sun's OS flamed (ouch)

[ #7366 ]

From "the Solaris Root Shell Mini-FAQ":

Other Unix distributions have not needed system partitions or dynamically linked binaries for several years now. Solaris' continued use of this legacy technology is a reflection of Sun's hardware focus and the relative priority of its OS development group.

Wow. Harsh. Is it true that you shouldn't make /usr a separate partition anymore?

Regardless, any shell I'm allowed to change is bash.

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • Solaris has has /bin symlinked to /usr/bin for donkeys years (at least since 2,5, when I first saw it).

    Consequently, everything in there is dynamically linked. The stuff under /sbin isn't though.

    -Dom

    • In fact, it's very difficult to link stuff statically under solaris. Which is why they don't reccomend using any other shell than /sbin/sh for root work.

      Of course, you can just do "exec zsh" or whatever as soon as you su, which is what I usually do. Just remember that you might not be able to do it in single user mode.

      -Dom