Network Interface Guide

SunOS 4 Binary Compatibility

Two major changes from SunOS 4 hold true for SunOS 5 releases. The binary compatibility package allows SunOS 4-based dynamically linked socket applications to run on SunOS 5.

  1. You must explicitly specify the socket library (-lsocket or libsocket) on the compilation line.

  2. You may need to link with libnsl also (use -lsocket -lnsl, not -lnsl -lsocket).

  3. You must recompile all SunOS 4 socket-based applications with the socket library to run under SunOS 5.