Gearing up for 64-bit time_t on sparc64

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Sun Jan 18 19:06:17 PST 2004

At 11:44 AM -0500 1/17/04, Richard Coleman wrote:
>Any idea on when we might make the jump to 64 bit time_t?  We
>probably want to do it soon, and give ourselves a few months
>before the release.  That way, there will be plenty of time
>to fix any troubles with ports.

A few people have tried my script and followed the instructions
in my special "UPDATING.64BTT" file.  No one as reported any
problems to me, and at least a few people have reported that it
has worked for them.

I agree with your view, but I am not sure what is appropriate for
me to do at this point.  I could just commit the "installworld_nk"
and "UPDATING.64BTT" files to /usr/src, but it wouldn't surprise
me if that caused a few people to scream at me.

Also, as mentioned in the UPDATING.64BTT file, we need to have a
binary-version of 'cvsup-without-gui' available, one which has been
compiled on a 64-bit time_t system.  I have one of those, so it's
a matter of where should we put it for people who will need it.

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

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