Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Stuck in London

So I'm stuck in London at ULCC doing a Solaris 8 re-install (don't ask why) on a SunFire V880.

The joys.

First, a cut down (ie. faster) install failed because it hadn't installed awt, needed for the installer to continue and install the second CD.

Next: why do Solaris Patch Sets take so long to install?

Why isn't DiskSuite installed by default?

Why is so much other stuff started by default?

Where is /dev/(u)random? My OpenSSH build needs this and it's gone off on holiday somewhere...

I know Solaris 8 is old now... Let's hope 10 is saner. (Bet it won't be).

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