Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:07 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun's Ian Murdock gave a presentation about OpenSolaris at LugRadio Live this past weekend. He hopes to expose open source enthusiasts to unique Sun technologies by creating a cohesive distribution that will provide a complete environment that is adequate for day-to-day use. This will involve bringing together the Solaris operating system and a diverse assortment of open source community projects and "adding a package management system to hold all these pieces together," Murdock stated. The final release will take place in May and the distribution will adhere to a six-month release cycle, just like Fedora and Ubuntu."
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RE: OpenSolaris
by Dubhthach on Wed 16th Apr 2008 08:58 UTC in reply to "OpenSolaris"
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2006-01-12

OpenSolaris developers made a long way in the good direction polishing rather old Solaris "base system", but old tools remained old, like grep and find that FunkyELF mentioned.


Solaris believes in backward compatability, so they ship a whole range of "core utils" usually the first thing most people do is to change their default path generally to something like this:

PATH=/usr/bin/xpg6/bin:/usr/bin/xpg4/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/uc b/bin

This will give you behaviour that's compliant with POSIX.1-2001 and SUSv3 (Unix 2003)

In Opensolaris there is now a /usr/gnu/bin folder so you could change your path to include that as first default location.

If for example you were some commercial company running a piece of software that was 17-18years old (last release) and had been built for a SysVR4 system then you could change your path to just:
PATH=/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/bin

This path supports a system that is SVID3 (SVR4) and XPG3 compliant.

It's all well explained at the following link:
http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/companion-discuss/2006-April/...

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