[TUHS] Ninth Edition incomplete?
jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Sat Apr 1 23:47:28 AEST 2017
I find it striking that v9 is missing stuff like more or less.. I get the feeling that it really was meant to overlay a Tahoe tree, or general UNIX like functionality was not needed on this SUN-3 version of research v9
On April 1, 2017 9:38:59 PM GMT+08:00, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>> Does someone have a more complete distribution of the Ninth Edition
>From the README and file dates, it is clear that what tuhs has had
>evolved considerably from the Research system described in the
>v9 manual. It had been ported to Sun and outfitted with X11. Some
>lacunae are attributable to the absence of /bin shell scripts;
>many things were apparently pruned as being of no interest to
>the installation at hand.
>It should be borne in mind that there never was such a thing
>as a "distribution" of v8, v9, or v10. The manuals described
>the Research computing environment, not a package prepared
>for shipment. Responsibility for the latter had been taken
>over by the Unix Support Group.
>It would be interesting to have a precis of the provenance
>of the system on view.
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