[rc5] V2 Sparc client
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
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.
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