Subject: Re: pkg/17776
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/11/2003 21:29:59
On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 07:23:21AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:

> I don't know if a config option needs to go this far for most programs.
> Solaris is "Special" in that /usr/bin contains a bunch of commands that are
> not standards compliant (because they are emulating historic SunOS 4
> behaviors).  Solaris has a couple facilities for working around this,
> including /usr/xpg4/bin (XPG/SUS compatible, including "sh") and /usr/ucb
> (4.2BSD compatible, such as for "install").

right, and while they are an improvement, even the xpg4 tools are
insufficient for some purposes (the 'print-PLIST' target comes to
mind) :-)