Gearing up for 64-bit time_t on sparc64

David O'Brien obrien at
Tue Jan 6 10:28:33 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:17:21AM +0100, Harti Brandt wrote:
> That's just what I did. The real problem is the upgrade procedure and
> whether we will force people to recompile everything (and not provide a
> compatibility library).

I think we can have a 'Flag Day' and not deal with a compat lib.

> The only problem with the upgrade procedure I had was with tic, that
> for some reason got into an endless loop when running on the wrong kernel.

We would need a fool-proof procedure for going from say a 5.0-R install
to post 64-bit time_t.
-- David  (obrien at

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