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> >At the Solaris 8 admin intro I attended last week they said that
> >Solaris finally is supporting the Linux style ld.config, try man ld.so
> >Finally a end to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH/-R insanity.
> -R is good, LD_LIBRARY_PATH is bad.
When you have a very extensive set of publicdomain software there can
be quite some confusion and the same librarypackage with different
versions can be scattered all over the place. Badly written (often
linux-centric) Makefiles is often doing the -R thing partly for
example pointing to the X11 libs but not at other libs.
LD_RUN_PATH isn't helping me there as the -R flag is overriding it.
The solution is to specify each directory with -R in the correct
order, this is timeconsuming and tedious.
ldconfig gives me a tool to configure _once_ where the libs are at
_one_ location and not in each and every binary or account.
-R makes my life a little bit more difficult, ldconfig is probably
going to make it easier, so I'm happy :)
> >BTW. We will wait until (at least) the first MU before installing the
> >first couple of testmachines.
> >It is probably a mistake to migrate too soon.
> The first MU will not be out until 3 months or so after the release.
Just my point. ;)
First at the meeting I attended we got the impression that some new
features isn't going to be in until the first MU.
Waiting will also give an indication of possible securitybugs and
other things that isn't quite ready...
As Solaris 8 target ISP:s with a lot of important new things for that
environment it is hopefully giving a larger installbase in hostile
environments and might quite quickly surface the most important
security glitches. ;)
Let them do the testing... If all goes well we will follow.
On the upside I can say that we normally is one release behind for
these reasons and are probably skipping Solaris 7 to go right to
Solaris 8, due to the fact (?) that it has been run "inhouse" for a
year or so and seems to be well tested.
I just have two questions:
I have been told that Solaris 8 has been run at your workstations for
a year or so but how long has it been run at suns missioncritical
servers, firewalls and webservers?
How much testing has been done to actively try to break it gaining
root access from outside?
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