Tuesday, September 02, 2008

How to Find Your Solaris Version

If you are developing an application which runs on Solaris, you may need to know which version of Solaris it is, so that you can use the correct JRE build, Sybase libraries etc.

You can do this using the uname command which prints out useful system information. In order to get just the version number (release level) use the -r flag:

sharfah@starship:~> uname -r
5.10
Example:
OS=`uname`
OS_VERSION=`uname -r`

if [ "$OS" = "SunOS" ]
then
 JAVA=/utils/solaris/java_${OS_VERSION}/bin
elif [ "$OS" = "Linux" ]
then
 JAVA=/utils/linux/java/bin
else
 echo "Unknown operating system $OS"
fi
If you want more details on your Solaris version, look at /etc/release.
sharfah@starship:~> cat /etc/release
                        Solaris 10 8/07 s10x_u4wos_12b X86
           Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
                        Use is subject to license terms.
                            Assembled 16 August 2007

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I needed the steps to be followed for SOLARIS migration from 5.0 to 10.0 .If you have it pls mail them at abhir83@rediffmail.com

    Abhishek

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