Solaris Transition Guide

Using the Binary Compatibility Package to SunOS Release 4 Applications

The Binary Compatibility Package allows most applications to run under the Solaris 7 operating environment, making them available for use before they are ported to SunOS release 5.7. With this package, well-behaved application binaries based on SunOS release 4 system software will run under the SunOS release 5.7 software without modifications or recompilation.

The Binary Compatibility Package is intended for end-user environments, not for use as a development environment. All SunOS release 5.7 application development should be done under the base SunOS release 5.7 environment.