The wtmp/utmp is still indeed broken in 2.4. According to some Sun
literature (the source escapes me) the 2.4 versions of these services are
just the 2.3 versions with all of the current patches integrated, much
like most of the 2.4 release of Solaris.
The 2.3 wtmp/utmp with all of the current patches applied to it behaves
just about the same way as it does in 2.4 (ie, it's not fully broken:
local finger and w work, but other functions just don't).
Many Sun representatives at both Sun and our master reseller, *and* the
Sun literature say that if you run 2.3 and you don't need Motif *and*
you've been keeping up to date on the patches from the SunSolve mailings,
you don't want to upgrade to 2.4.
Translation: wait until 2.5, or upgrade to 2.4 if you haven't been keeping
up with your patch sets (or if want to run Motif).
Pegasus Real-Time, Inc.
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