[csw-buildfarm] Solaris account access

Michael Kerrisk mtk.manpages at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 10:13:50 CET 2012

Hi Dago,

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Am 25.02.2012 um 18:04 schrieb Michael Kerrisk:
>> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org> wrote:
>>> Am 21.02.2012 um 01:02 schrieb Michael Kerrisk:
>>>> I am the maintainer of the Linux man-pages project
>>>> (http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/). From time to time, I find it
>>>> useful to make comparative tests on other systems, especially Solaris,
>>>> to note portability points in the Linux man pages. Until recently, I
>>>> had access to a Solaris system for this purpose, but that system has
>>>> now gone away, and I'm looking for a replacement. Pádraig informed me
>>>> that OpenCSW may be able to provide me with such an account, so I am
>>>> writing to you with this request.
>>>> To make my requirements clearer: I'd only be using this login
>>>> occasionally (probably weeks between logins) and running small test
>>>> programs (we're talking code with minimal CPU and RAM requirements),
>>>> generally written in C, sometimes with supporting shell scripts for
>>>> test set up. Ideally, I'm looking access to Solaris 9 or 10, but even
>>>> systems as far back as Solaris 8 would be interesting to me.
>>> We gladly offer access to the Solaris buildfarm for upstream maintainers:
>>>  http://www.opencsw.org/extend-it/signup/to-upstream-maintainers/
>>> Just send me your intended user name and ssh public key.
>> Thanks! I've attached the key.
>> My preferred username is "mtk". If that's unavailable, then "mkerrisk".
> You should be able to do
>  ssh mtk at login.opencsw.org
> now.

Yep. it works.

> Please make sure to read /etc/SETUP. Just let me know if you need anything.

It was all comprehensible, but for one thing that confused me. I can
log in on unstable{9,10}[sx], but there's a table in /etc/SETUP that
talks about
c8s |  c9s | c10s |  c8x |  c9x | c10x
What are these systems? My attempts to ssh onto these names failed;
did I miss something?

> "You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
> and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896




PS I see you are in MET. So am I normally (Munich), though not at the
moment. I gather you are a bit further north though...

Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Author of "The Linux Programming Interface"; http://man7.org/tlpi/

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