What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

Post by Allen G. Cec » Sun, 06 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Hi netfolks,

just a quick question - what versions of SunOS were provided with the
Solaris 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 CD's?  Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Cecil

 
 
 

What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

Post by Alan Coopersmi » Sun, 06 Aug 1995 04:00:00



|just a quick question - what versions of SunOS were provided with the
|Solaris 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 CD's?  Any help is appreciated.

I could swear the faq had the complete list, but in any case here's the
mapping:
        Solaris         SunOS
         2.1             5.1
         2.2             5.2
         2.3             5.3
         2.4             5.4
         2.5             5.5

(Too bad it's not this easy with Solaris 1.x <-> SunOS 4.1.x)

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What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

Post by R. Stewart Ell » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00



 >Hi netfolks,

 >just a quick question - what versions of SunOS were provided with the
 >Solaris 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 CD's?  Any help is appreciated.

SunOS versions are perfectly in sync with Solaris numbers.  Solaris 2.1
includes SunOS 5.1, etc.

 >Thanks,

 >Allen Cecil

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What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

Post by chuck goolsb » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00




Quote:> Hi netfolks,

> just a quick question - what versions of SunOS were provided with the
> Solaris 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 CD's?  Any help is appreciated.

Hello (again) Allen,

Easy rule of thumb for the absurd appellation scheme of successive
SunOS/Solaris systems:
Solaris 1.X = SunOS 4.1.X       Solaris 2.x = SunOS 5.x

So Solaris 2.1 is SunOS 5.1, Sol 2.2 = SunOS 5.2, & 2.3 = 5.3, etc etc.
I never did make an attempt to dedicate the cpu cycles to figure out the
seemingly retroactive "Solaris" numbers applied to the "old" BSD SunOS, as
they seemed to have began somewhere 4.1.1, or so as a full 1.0 or some
such counterintuitive nonsense... maybe a SunSoft marketing type could do
a better job of explaining it, though it is all just history at this
point.

It was  really just suppossed to be: SunOS=BSD, Solaris=SVr4... at least
thats the way it seemed before the big transition actually started to
happen. Then the name Solaris got backward plastered over SunOS, and name
SunOS lived on in Solaris.

Its all sort of trivial, exept that it just makes things that much more
confusing. =)
Give me a call sometime, I'd love to chat.

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What versions of SunOS come with Solaris 2.1,2.2, and 2.3?

Post by Guy Harr » Thu, 10 Aug 1995 04:00:00



>I never did make an attempt to dedicate the cpu cycles to figure out the
>seemingly retroactive "Solaris" numbers applied to the "old" BSD SunOS, as
>they seemed to have began somewhere 4.1.1, or so as a full 1.0 or some
>such counterintuitive nonsense...

"Solaris 1.0" was the oldest thing Sun put out with the name "Solaris"
attached to it; it happened to have SunOS 4.1.1 as its OS component.

        Solaris         SunOS           OpenWindows
        1.0             4.1.1           2.0
        1.0.1           4.1.2           2.0 (although it also had 3.0 on
                                        it, I think)
        1.1             4.1.3           3.0
        1.1.1           4.1.3_U1        3.0_U1 (I think)
        1.2             4.1.4           3.x for some value of "x", I
                                        presume

The name "Solaris" was cooked up before SunOS 5.0 came out, so they were
able to make SunOS 5.0 be the OS component of Solaris 2.0, allowing a
simpler rule for determining the version number of the SunOS component
of Solaris 2.x.

Quote:>It was  really just suppossed to be: SunOS=BSD, Solaris=SVr4...

Nope.

It was originally going to be SunOS prior to 5.x=BSD plus SV stuff plus
Sun stuff (the VM system in SunOS 4.x is not very much like any BSD VM
system, for example), SunOS 5.x=SVR4 (although it's picked up a whole
pile of Sun stuff over and above the stuff from
AT&T^H^H^H^HUSL^H^H^HNovell).

Then some marketoon at Sun decided to use the name "Solaris" for the
combination of SunOS and OpenWindows; they retroactively applied it to
releases including SunOS 4.1.x, but, as they'd invented that name before
SunOS 5.x came out, it didn't have to be retroactively applied to
releases including SunOS 5.x

So, while 4.x didn't always have "Solaris" associated with it, 5.x did,
causing some people to think of "SunOS" as being the BSDish version and
"Solaris" as being the SVish version.

(There wasn't any "Solaris" back when the SunOS 5.x work was starting at
Sun; the name "Solaris" was invented after I left Sun.)

 
 
 

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