Subject: SVR4 compat: "It Works!"
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/03/1997 09:41:36
Okay, now that I've submitted three recent PR's regarding SVR4 emulation,
with fixes, it seems that I have been successfully able to run the Solaris
2.5.1 pkgadd command to install the base system binaries the "right" way
(rather than un-cpio'ing the bunch myself).

One note, and I don't know if the PR has it appended:  4416 (the one about
ulimit()) didn't work properly as the patch was that I supplied.  I changed
the additional *retval assignment line to:
		*retval = 0x7FFFFFFF;
and it works, though it may not be the "right" thing to do.

I'm going to attempt to install Solaris 2.x binaries tonight, stripping out
anything I can symlink to its BSD/X11R6.3 functional counterpart in the main
NetBSD hierarchy, and then attempt to install the Common Desktop Environment
for Solaris.  Results to follow.

(On the note of Linux emulation for Sparc, again:  I'm doing the structure
verification as we speak.) 

== Todd Vierling (Personal; Business
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