IT's time to remove the Solaris 8 packages

Laurent Blume laurent at
Thu Dec 4 21:21:24 CET 2014

Le 2014/12/04 19:38 +0100, Riccardo Mottola a écrit:
> Hi,
> I'm usually against removing something.. the usage of those packages is
> at the user's risk.
> If you think e.g. NetBSD, you can go and download every version up to
> 1.x, everything which is not supported anymore is moved into an
> "archive", often not mirrored.
> Solaris 8 machines might be used more by by hobbyists or some special
> apps where there is still old hardware running.

My point exactly. If they are hobbyists, they have time to help. If they 
run special software, they have resources to help.

I've yet to see somebody coming out as either.

> Now I understand that if people run it in production it is generally a
> bad thing. So given that, perhaps "archiving" them is not enough?
> I said that my intention is to do a re-spin of some core packages:
> compiler, bash and of course openssl/openssh. But I still have my
> troubles getting packages build on solaris 9/10 first.
> It shows though that I am not the only one :) But I am not crazy to run
> externally exposed services. Actually, right now I even removed ssh
> access to it, since it surely has a bugy ssl!

ssh does not use ssl.


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