[rc5] V2 Sparc client

Michael Graff explorer at flame.org
Fri Jul 11 12:35:53 EDT 1997


"Guan Sin Ong" <cceonggs at segamat.nus.edu.sg> writes:

> Why is the Sparc client distingushed by Solaris version and not
> Super/Ultra SPARCs? But in the tgz file with "solaris23", the executable
> is actually named "...sunos53-supersparc", whereas in the tgz file with
> "solaris251" the executable is named "...sunos55-ultrasparc". So I
> thought "sunos53" is for SuperSPARC machines. But it ran horribly slow
> on a SuperSPARC, whereas the binary for "sunos55" ran at reasonable
> speed on a SuperSPARC. So perhaps there is some confusion in the
> packaging of SPARC clients. Can Bovine clarify and rectify the confusion
> please.

The person who built the binaries had an imperfect understanding of the
strange naming and versioning scheme used by Sun.

	Solaris 2.3 == SunOS 5.3
	Solaris 2.5.1 == SunOS 5.5.1

The tar files were renamed without their contents being rebuilt it seems.

--Michael
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