Back to the Future - 64-bit time_t on sparc64

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Sat Feb 14 23:07:29 PST 2004

At 10:00 PM -0800 2/14/04, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 10:53:00PM -0500, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>>  Adventurous people are invited to try this for installs on any
>>  system, and let me know how it goes
>No problems. It's actually very painless.

Good to hear.  Thanks.

>The "mergemaster -p" is probably a bit too much, as well as the
>second mergemaster provided that the machine has been upgraded
>prior to starting the 64-bit time_t transition.

I wanted to keep the directions as "general" as possible, such
that they gave the correct commands for almost any upgrade.  I
only did changes specific to this 64-bit time_t upgrade where I
absolutely had to (mainly the 'installworld_oldk' script).

>Also, the first "shutdown -r" can probably be a reboot.

Hmm.  Yeah, that would probably be a good idea.

>In any case: good job!


Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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