We have some INDY R4400s which, for various reasons, are only now being
considered for an upgrade from IRIX 5.2 to 5.3. We're concerned about
backward compatibility, especially for local system admin procedures
(related to NIS, /etc/rc*.d, et al) and for applications which use serial or
audio devices. Ideally, we'd like to simply reinstall the apps and have
them run, without recompilation or code changes.
Does anyone know of problems we might encounter in these areas?
The product announcement
(http://www.sgi.com/Products/software/5.3.announce.html) suggests not, but I
can't bank on it.
Jonathan Ross 70 Fawcett St
BBN Speech Products 617-873-3272, 873-2473 (FAX)