[TUHS] C-news is built

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Sat Mar 11 14:57:57 AEST 2017


This is what I've been using for years...

http://gunkies.org/wiki/Mkdisttap.pl

I've been keeping interesting source code tapes here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsd42/files/Package%20Tapes/Source%20Code/

And various binaries I've built under simh:


4.2
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsd42/files/Package%20Tapes/4.2%20BSD/


4.3
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsd42/files/Package%20Tapes/4.3%20BSD/

4.3 UWisc
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsd42/files/Package%20Tapes/4.3%20BSD%20Uwisc/

On March 11, 2017 5:14:12 AM GMT+08:00, Nick Downing <downing.nick at gmail.com> wrote:
>To get files into a 4.3BSD SIMH system the easiest way is with a Python
>script that blockifies the file by outputting a 32 bits length (say
>0x400), then that many bytes, then the length again, and repeat for
>next
>block until done. There is also a Perl version floating around which is
>popular for canned SIMH scripts/packages. Then you mount this file on
>tm0 (if I recall) in SIMH and then in the emulated system it appears at
>/dev/mt0. I normally use tar in conjunction but it's not necessary
>(note
>star is a highly compatible tar implementation, I think it is by Joerg
>from this list, although I use actual 4.3BSD tar compiled for Linux and
>I think gnu tar also works mostly). I can send the details later, I am
>using phone atm.
>Nick
>
>On Mar 11, 2017 4:52 AM, "John Floren" < john at jfloren.net
><mailto:john at jfloren.net> > wrote:
>
>
>Thanks Warren and Geoff,
>
>Two problems:
>
>1. 403 forbidden on that tarball
>
>2. What's the best way to get these files into a running 4.3 system?
>
>Thanks!
>
>John
>
>On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:49 AM, Warren Toomey < wkt at tuhs.org
><mailto:wkt at tuhs.org> > wrote:
>> OK, Geoff Collyer has built the C-News binaries for the 4.2 emulated
>> systems. They are temporarily at http://minnie.tuhs.org/Y5/
><http://minnie.tuhs.org/Y5/Cnews/> Cnews/
>>
>> Does someone want to try and get them up and running on an emulated
>system?
>>
>> Also, I've build a 4.3BSD version of the emulated uucp systems. It's
>a
>> separate branch at https://github.com/DoctorWkt/
><https://github.com/DoctorWkt/4bsd-uucp> 4bsd-uucp. You can get it
>> by doing:
>>
>> git clone https://github.com/DoctorWkt/
><https://github.com/DoctorWkt/4bsd-uucp.git> 4bsd-uucp.git \
>>         --branch 4.3BSD --single-branch
>>
>> Once it's solid enough I will make this the default branch, but I'll
>> leave the 4.2BSD branch there as well.
>>
>> Thanks Geoff!
>>         Warren

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