"Where can I get some general information about SVR4?"
SUMMARY OF RESPONSES:
A.- Books/docs references:
1) (*the one most people recommended*)
"The best reference I've seen to date is a book entitled
_UNIX SYSTEM V RELEASE 4 An Introduction For New and
Experienced Users_ by Kenneth H. Rosen, Richard Rosinski
and James M. Farber, publisher Osborne McGraw-Hill."
2) "There was some mention on misc.books.technical of good admin
books for SVR4. For a user-level book (rather trivial), try Mark
3) "UNIX Programmer's Reference--John J. Valley has a section on SVR4
4) "for reference, the complete AT&T UNIX System V Release 4 manuals
(the blue ones) published by UNIX Press which is a Prentiss Hall label.
There are at least 17 manuals in the series."
Order Info: Call (201) 767-5937 (1 copy)
Bulk copy purchase: (201) 592-2498 (>30 copies)
General Use and System Administration Series:
Unix System V Rel 4: Network User's and Administrator Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: Product Overview and Master Index
Unix System V Rel 4: System Admin Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: System Admin 's Reference Manual
Unix System V Rel 4: User's Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: User's Reference Manual
General Programmer's Series:
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: ANSI C and Programming
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: Character User Interfaces
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: Networking Interfaces
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: POSIX Conformance
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: Systems Services
Unix System V Rel 4 Programmer's Guide: Prog. Reference Manual
Systems Programmer's Series:
Unix System V Rel 4: ANSI C Transition Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: BSD/XENIX Compatibility Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: Device Driver Interface (DDI/DKI) Ref. Manual
Unix System V Rel 4: Migration Guide
Unix System V Rel 4: Programmer's Guide: STREAMS
5) "Sun has a migration guide and general information booklet on V.4.
Also I am sure you could call Unix International and get info from them."
6) You can get a developer's release of Sun's SVR4 from Sun now (and indeed,
for some months now) for not to much money:
Order List Price/
SunOS/SVR4 Development and Test Platform SX-SVR4-99 $5900/A
(Includes Media, Documentation, single
user RTU, and Support Contract)
SunOS/SVR4 Full Documentation Set with Binders SX-SVR4-09 $ 900/A
(No Media, RTUs or Support Contract)
Additional SunOS/SVR4 Test Platform SX-SVR4-00 $1000/A
Right-To-Use-License and Support
Contract for 1 additional User
(No Media, Documentation, or
SunOS 4.1.1 Right-To-Use License)
7) "Unix System V Rel. 4: The Complete Reference (1990)
by Stephen Coffin, Publisher: Osborne McGraw Hill"
"when we got our 4.1 docs in April of '90, included in the package was a
document of around 100 pages or so called "SVR4 migration/compatibility
guide". I did skim through it, and remember that it had what I
thought to be some pretty useful information."
"AT&T has already released their version of Sparc SVR4. It might
be worth it to you to pick up a copy, and install it on a spare
SLC or something so you can play with it for awhile before Sun's
release is out."
"One of the useful things about SVR4 is that there will be few (if
any) Sun-dependent things about it. _Everything_ you know about
SVR4 for a Sun will port to SVR4 for (say) a 386. Scripts, admin
procedures, the works: there is little left to the vendor."
"It's pretty apparent from contact with Sun that they expect the migration
to be pretty gradual at most sites. They are clearly expecting to
support 4.1.1 (or 4.1.2) for quite a while - at least a year."
"One way is to buy a PC :-) since vanilla sVR4 is currently available on it."
C.- MANY THANKS TO:
--- Mariela Esser-Jaime firstname.lastname@example.org Computing Systems and Network Services Xerox PARC
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