If like me, you’re looking for an older release of Solaris – so you can replicate a client’s setup, you can find them at http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/releases.jsp
I couldn’t find it without help – as Sun’s web site is a study in how to make things impossible to find.
Now to install Solaris 10 update 3 (11/06) on my old ultra sparc 5 – yep, 10 year old tech. its been sitting in the garage for the last year or so, but as its built like a tank, it seems to start fine. I do wish the 10K 18.4G Quantum cheetah wasn’t quite such a painful noise though.
My client chooses to use the http://www.sunfreeware.com/ packages – which means that to get Perl 5.8.8 humming (and subversion so I could commit TWiki fixes), required me to install:
and after all that, I’m having weird spillover issues with CPAN, caused by having the built in Perl 5.8.4 in the PATH before /usr/local/bin/perl (the 5.8.8)
So if you have more than one Perl installed, and want to use CPAN – BE CAREFUL to set the PATH to use your desired Perl’s path first – calling it directly will lead to problems.