playing with the VAX 6460

From: Gunther Schadow <>
Date: Tue Mar 19 16:47:48 2002

Jochen Kunz wrote:

>>(and readline is really my main reason for wanting bash!)
> You mean all you want is a sh(1) like shell with history and command
> line editing? Go for pdksh. It doesn't use readline, so there are some
> differences in the editor, but you will get used to it soon.

Thanks, but I now have bash binary and am ready to make a
GCC that can compile it. I found out that the problem may
not be cpp as much as the Ultrix /bin/sh that's not
completely upt to the task of autoconf.

>>Tried to play with 4.3BSD sources, Tahoe and Quasijarus.
> This will not be of much help. There is no support for the VAX6k
> CPUs nor the XMI bus in any 4.3BSD.

Well, my main project with the VAX6000 is to eventually have
XMI support for NetBSD. And playing with old 4.3BSD is sort
of on the sidelines of getting this done.

>>I must have FTPed the Quasijarus files in ASCII mode or
>>Michael is using a strange compress format, as neither
>>Ultrix compress nor gzip recognizes it as theirs.
> FAQ:
> Once you read that, you will understand that M. Sokolov has a,
> uhhm, "very special" personality.

Ah, I knew there was something. Yeah, some poeple are
different :-).

>>Noticed that the TUHS archive's Tahoe version has some broken
>>files (as noted in BROKEN) that's sad.
> Get the CSRG archive CDs from Mr. McKusick:
> There is all the good old BSD stuff, direct from the Daemon him self.

Yes, when I have the money to spare. But I'm glad you are
confident that these bits are preserved somewhere from the
bitrot that has bitten the TUHS archive's version.


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
Received on Tue Mar 19 2002 - 16:47:48 GMT

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