SUMMARY: Issue with 'uname -s'

From: Rajdeep Sengupta <>
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 07:57:31 EST
I want to summarize the case I opened earlier.

The issue was that there was a script file in rc2.d with name S18setuname

Inside the file, I found one line
setuname -t -s <machinename>

Once I removed the script from rc2.d, everything went fine.

It seems someone has run something like setuname -s <machinename>, which
generated this file. Since I got this machine from some other owner, so I took
time to figure out.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who send their responses.


From: Rajdeep Sengupta
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 1:59 PM
To: ''
Subject: Issue with 'uname -s'


I have a peculiar issue with my Sun v210 machine running solaris 8, when I
give uname -s, it should return "SunOS", instead it is giving me output as the
host name.

This is not happening if I go to single user mode.

What can be wrong? I tried to identify a file which hold this info, but could
not find one.

Please help.

The issue is shown below..


queen% uname -a

queen queen 5.8 Generic_108528-29 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V210

queen% uname -s queen





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