From: Dan Wright <>
Date: Wed Jul 24 09:11:00 2002

Jochen Kunz said:
> > However, regarding the use of Sun OS 4.1, I disagree.
> > While SunOS 4.x is interesting because of its usage of
> > NeWS (something like displaypostscript), it is hopelessly behind, not Y2K
> > compliant and there is no support.
> There are some patches. I know a Sun 3 collector (
> who has Y2K patches for sun3(x) SunOS 4. I am sure you can get them
> for SPARC as well. SunOS 4 in general is not that behind, as it was
> quite modern at its days. (Shared libs, lots of SysV extensions, ...)

That's good to know... I have a copy of SunOS 4.1.4 for the day I get a sun
old enough to put it on :)

> > You will have trouble building the newer GNU utilities.
> You will have trouble building GNU stuff on anything other than Linux,
> or at least a x86 / litle endian / 32 bit machine with gcc.

That's not true. I've built a significant portion of the GNU stuff on IRIX
6.5.x, Solaris 2.5-2.8, HPUX 10.20 and 11i, and AIX 4.3.2, in addition to the
usual suspects like Linux and FreeBSD. Usually pretty painlessly, too, though
things occasionally need a little tweaking. Generally not more then 10
minutes of extra fiddling...

- Dan Wright

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