Solaris 2.3, Sparc 5 to Solaris 2.5, Ultra 170E upgrade

Solaris 2.3, Sparc 5 to Solaris 2.5, Ultra 170E upgrade

Post by Ata Bilgi » Tue, 12 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Hello all;

I was given the job of upgrading a Sun Sparc 5 networked machine running under Solaris 2.3 to a Sun Sparc Ultra 170E which will run under Solaris 2.5.. I need to ensure that all the programs running on Sparc 5 will also run on Ultra 170E. My questions are endless right now but I will try to summarize them as follows:

- Generally speaking, are Solaris 2.3 binaries compiled on a Sparc 5 compatible with Solaris 2.5 on a Sparc 170E? (Public domain software set aside, I am mostly interested in Matlab and Arc/Info 7.0.1. Public domain software can always be recompiled)...

- Let's say instead of upgrading to 2.5 from 2.3 (because of disk space problems), I start from scratch and install 2.5 on Ultra 170E. Is it then possible to move two internal hard drives and one external SCSI hard drive connectred to the Sparc 5 to the Ultra 170E, erase Solaris 2.3 system files and directories and continue using the user directories and programs keeping the same directory structure?

I really need help on this right now and the FAQ's and Sun don't seem to offer much info..

Thanks in advance for all the help you can offer, including site names, info sources, etc...


Ata Bilgili                                    Ocean Engineering Center

"Je veus qu'on m'y voie en ma facon simple, naturelle et ordinaire, sans
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