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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.

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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.

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  • 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.


    • 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.