My original posting:
>Does anybody know how to tell what "month" of
>Solaris 2.4 might been loaded on a system ?
I apologize, due to the shortness of my question, some
misunderstood. I was looking for a command to run on an
already installed system to prove that either 3/95 or
11/94 was installed. Sun said there was none, so I decided to ask
the experts. You all said the same thing, but gave me a couple
ways to check. Thanks to all who responded. See below
for the answers.
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From: Casper Dik <casper@Holland.Sun.COM>
There is no such way. The difference between 11/94 and 3/95 is only in the
SSA drivers. So if you know which SSA packages come with 3/95 you can
check the pkginfo files as they exist on your system.
From: email@example.com (Dan Transue)
Look for the command ssaadm in /usr/sbin. If it is there, then you are
running Solaris 2.4 H/W 3/95. Otherwise, it is the 11/94 version.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Hunt - Optimation)
showrev is the command to use, kernel version is the parameter to inspect.
just type in showrev
on my system I see:
Kernel architecture: sun4m
Application architecture: sparc
Hardware provider: Sun_Microsystems
Kernel version: SunOS 5.4 Generic 101945-23 February 1995
given the options you have, which are march 95 or november 94, I would pick
march 95 as the installed version.
From: email@example.com (Rob Allan)
If there isn't an easy way, you may be able to tell by the patch versions.
I think the patch cluster for 3/95 has higher versions of some.
From: Steve Bloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wow, do I feel smart! I just joined this group and already I've found a
question I can answer. Here it is:
Check the cd or disk from which Solaris was loaded. I looked at old
copies of Solaris 2.3, and the disk had 5/94 right smack printed on there.
Hope this helps,
the cd itself or the box it came in will tell you its date of build.
From: email@example.com (Ray Trzaska)
it's not the month of installation, but the month
of the cd being installed from's manufacture.
th cd eill have on the front of it
the 3/95 version will probably have a directory /usr/lib/firmware
and will have references to pln drivers in something in /kernel/drv/???
the 11/94 version won't have the above, and if a storage array is used
will have a directory of /opt/SUNWssa/lib/??
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