Today I realized I was missing the showrev command on a Solaris 10 machine I installed.
I found it in the SUNWadmc package but recieved the following error:

ld.so.1: showrev: fatal: libadmapm.so.2: open failed: No such file or directory

Then I found the following page:
showrev(1M) missing on Solaris 8
Adding the SUNWadmfw package as mentioned still left me with the following error:

ld.so.1: showrev: fatal: libadmutil.so.2: open failed: No such file or directory

It turns out I was missing the SUNWadmlib-sysid package.

SUMMARY

If you are missing showrev check if you have the following packages:
SUNWadmlib-sysid SUNWadmc SUNWadmfw

Good luck!

I’m just starting to deal with Solaris 10 machines and I ran into a really annoying issue. When trying to change the IP address by modifying the appropriate files (or so I thought) the ip address kept getting reset on reboot.

It turns out that there is a IPV6 version of /etc/hosts called /etc/inet/ipnodes. I’m not sure why Solaris 10 puts the machine’s ip address in there but if you don’t get rid of it, your IP address won’t change.

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This is a life saver. Although I hate to admit it, Microsoft Excel is the one of the IT Professional’s Swiss Army Knives.

This is one very useful tip:

Excel: Automatically alternate row colors (dynamically)

This helped when I changed the hostname on my mysql slave server:

Here is a sample error message:

060614 11:17:42 Error reading packet from server: Could not find first log file name in binary log index file (server_errno=1236) 060614 11:17:42 Got fatal error 1236: ‘Could not find first log file name in binary log index file’ from master when reading data from binary log

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/replication.html

Neohapsis Archives – MySQL Discussion – #2000 – Re: weird replication problem with master.info being created empty

Selenium IDE is a QA tool for testing web applications.

With the IDE extension for Firefox, you can easily create automatic tests for your websites.

IBM has already picked up on this and the project seems very active (it jumped from v0.7 to v0.8 in front of my own eyes).