[rc5] Solaris 2.5.1 vs Sunos 551 Client

Brian Foddy bkfoddy at skypoint.com
Mon Aug 11 22:51:12 EDT 1997


On Mon, 11 Aug 1997 18:45:42 -0700, Jeff Lawson wrote:

>At 06:37 PM 8/11/97, Brian Foddy wrote:
>>So what is the difference between the Solaris 2.5.1 Ultra 2 client
>>and the SunOS 551 Ultra2 client?  If I'm not
>>mistaken, Solaris 2.5.1 is really the Sunos551 operating system
>>plus other stuff.  Both claim to be Ultra 2, and I can't
>>detect any meaningful speed difference on either a
>>Ultra 1-170 (UltraSparc I) or Ultra 2-2300 (UltraSparc II).
>
>They are indeed the same, because the sunos one is symbolically linked to
>the solaris one.
>
>The reason for the duplication is because 'uname -a' reports SunOS 5.5.1 on
>such a machine, and providing the alternative name makes identification of
>the proper binary easier for the unclued.  Of course the clued should know
>that they are indeed just names for basically the same thing, and also
>recognize the fact that they are symbolically linked, but whatever.
>

That explains it just fine.  I guess my ftp client didn't display
they were linked, or I didn't notice.

Brian Foddy
bkfoddy at skypoint.com
Eagan, MN  USA

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