SUMMARY: 4.1.1 and 4.1.1b compatibility

From: Ned Danieley (
Date: Thu Oct 03 1991 - 13:58:22 CDT

The consensus is that there are no real differences between 4.1.1
and 4.1.1b. A couple of informative responses follow. also, (Fabrice Le Metayer) sent me a list of the
files that changed between 4.1.1 and 4.1.1b.

> From: dgsi!atlantis! (Brian Kelley)
> this was discussed a bit a while back. Initially Sun said there were no
> changes, and then admitted there were just a few really tiny ones
> involving the networking code (I believe they said it was necessary to
> support the new config script that comes up when you first boot the
> machine).
> We recently received a batch of machines pre-installed by Sun. One thing
> that did cause me grief (and that I haven't seen mentioned on Sun-mgrs) was
> the incomplete version of Openwindows installed on the machines. People
> were unable to link properly, and I believe not all of the fonts were
> there. I've been copying /usr/openwin/lib from one of our locally installed
> machines, which seems to cure the problem.
> From: mikulska@ece.UCSD.EDU (Margaret Mikulska)
> The differences are minimal - some cosmetic changes in install. interface.
> We mix 4.0, 4.0.3, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.1b within the same yp domain and cross-
> mount NFS filesystem without problems.
> (There were some unconfirmed rumors that a few bugs were fixed in RevB,
> though, but to the best of my recollection, Sun denied this. One might
> wonder, however, why would they issue a "RevB" if the changes are so
> negligible.)
> Note that the preinstalled SunOS is only a pitifully small subset of SunOS;
> a lot of networking stuff is missing. Use add_services or just tar across
> the network whatever you need.
> Margaret Mikulska

thanks to the following:

"Matt Crawford" <>
James J Dempsey <>
"Anthony A. Datri" <>
kpc!!cdr@uunet.UU.NET (Carl Rigney) (Brian Kelley) (Fabrice Le Metayer)
Kevin McElearney <> (John Unson)
Gene.Saunders@West.Sun.COM (Gene Saunders)
Jim Mattson <mattson@cs.UCSD.EDU> (Russ Poffenberger)
mikulska@ece.UCSD.EDU (Margaret Mikulska) (Robert J Wolf)

Ned Danieley (
Basic Arrhythmia Laboratory
Box 3140, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC  27710   (919) 660-5111 or 660-5100

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