Year 2000

10 or 15 years ago, most Unix programmers didn't think about year 2000. And the program code was used over and over, until the first warnings from customers (with service contracts lasting over year 2000) came.

SunOS 4.1.1 isn't year 2000 safe. But while Sparc users can upgrade to SunOS 4.1.4, which HAS patches for Year 2000 (sic!!!), we poor Sun3 users can shoot ourself into the foot! Thanks Sun!

IMHO it wouldn't be any problem for Sun to fix these problems, because the program code for the Sun3's is exactly the same.

Alas, we have to help ourself!

I grabbed all year 2000 patches for SunOS 4.1.4 and studied the READMEs. It doesn't look that bad after all:

So i sat down and did it.


The latest y2k-patch can be downloaded here. Check out the README.

Disclaimer: It's always YOUR fault, if something breaks.

Copyright 1999-2007 Peter Koch