[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI boot problem

Gary Gendel gary at genashor.com
Mon Mar 28 13:40:14 UTC 2011

On 3/28/11 9:34 AM, Volker A. Brandt wrote:
>> The problem is always legacy stuff.  If you change the behaviors then
>> expect that things that people wrote for Solaris to fail.  For example,
>> napp-it, webmin, etc.
> You are quite correct.
>> The only acceptable solution for me is to put all the Linux compatible
>> stuff somewhere and let the sysadmin decide whether he wants to put that
>> first in the PATH.  Isn't this how Solaris handled the BSD equivalents
>> (/usr/ucb/).  I used that until I got comfortable with the SysV
>> replacements when we migrated from SunOS to Solaris.
> That would be one solution to the problem.  But it seems that the
> argument of the Linux-over-Legacy-Solaris factions is that this
> should be shipped enabled, and taking precedence.
So we could make this an "install-time" option.  It should provide a 
nice big warning that doing this may break applications written for 
(Open)Solaris.  If they still want to go forward then they have been 
dutifully warned.


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