Goodbye Solaris 9 (for Sun Studio)

We’re making the internal transition to building Sun Studio on Solaris 10 (instead of Solaris 9). This is a big deal because the product bits immediately become useless on any Solaris 9 system. There’s a new libm.so.2 library that became available on Solaris 10, and if you depend on it, you can’t run on Solaris 9. It’s a challenge making sure our vast ocean of loosely maintained lab machines is ready for the change. The good news is we get to use newer, faster hardware. 🙂

I’ll make this post short because I’m using ScribeFire for the first time in forever, and I don’t trust it. I can’t believe blogging is still this hard. 🙁

One Response to “Goodbye Solaris 9 (for Sun Studio)”

  1. dtkerns says:

    Call me old school. I was working at a Solaris shop(s) for ~20 years, now I work at a Linux shop. I’m disparately seeking ctrace for linux. I’ve downloaded Sun Studio 10, 11, and 12 (for x86 Linux) but none of them have ctrace. Any chance of getting it?