SUMMARY:y2k patches for sunos 4.1.3

From: Penny Jaye Deeney <>
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 11:46:45 EDT
Thanks to William Hathaway <> who wrote:

 take a look at

I sent the above information to the people who own that machine.  Also,
thanks to
Christopher L. Barnard
O'Neal, Chris
Martin Meadows

for taking the time to respond.

Since you all suggested upgrading, and wondered why they're using such an
old system, here's a brief history.

The machine is at a cancer research center.  They spent grant money on
imaging software and the hardware (Sun SparcStation) to run it on.  Then,
the imaging software was bought by another company.  Not only are they no
longer supporting SUN/Solaris OS, but they wouldn't provide an alternate
version.  Thus, we are using an old version of the OS to support an old
version of software, and there are no plans to upgrade in the near future.

---------- Original message ----------
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 16:03:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Penny Jaye Deeney <>
Subject: y2k patches for sunos 4.1.3

A department here has a Sun SparcStation 10 running SunOS 4.1.3.  The hard
drive failed and needed to be replaced.

We installed the OS from scratch.  Fortunately they had a backup of their
data.  However, they do not have a backup of the Y2K patches they bought
from Sun.

They have the following information for the patches:

Subscription certificate number
Software Product Description
Electronic Support  [url]
Elecronic login ID

What they don't have is an authorization number that is needed to get the
password to download the patch.

Does anyone have any hints about what I can do about this situation?

Received on Thu May 10 16:46:45 2001

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