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Subject: Re: Solaris 2.8, was Locking down a Sun box
From: Joshua Smith (jsmithHELIOSGROUP.COM)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 15:48:05 CDT

To Quote the README on the Companion CD that comes
with Solaris 8:

<---begin quote---->
The Solaris(tm) Software Companion CD is a collection of useful and
popular software for use in conjunction with the Solaris 8 Operating
Environment on both the SPARC and Intel architectures. This software
consists of many public domain or freely available programs including
utilities, productivity and development tools and much more.

The software on this CD-ROM is offered to you for free as a convenience
as it may complement your Solaris Operating Environment. No warranty
is made on any of this software. Support and assistance with this
software is not provided by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
<---end quote---->

Joshua Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: David Murphy [mailto:drjolt+focus-sunREDBRICK.DCU.IE]
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: Solaris 2.8, was Locking down a Sun box

Quoting <200006161646.MAA02936www.mailconcept.com>
by Lieting Yu <lietingMAILCONCEPT.COM>:

> In terms of vendor support, I know Solaris 8 bundles a lot of GNU
> stuff, such as perl. Will Sun support Perl? If Sun does support
> perl, how about all the third-party modules? It looks to me it is
> almost impossible to provide commercial support for those modules.
> Also Sun bundles Apache with Solaris 8, will Sun support something
> like mod_perl with Apache?

My recollection, and I'm a customer, not a sun employee, is that
apache and perl, as supplied by Sun, are officially supported, but not
the rest of the CD. I think they refer to the rest as "Sun-encouraged

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