[TUHS] C-news is built

Nick Downing downing.nick at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 07:14:12 AEST 2017

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.

On Mar 11, 2017 4:52 AM, "John Floren" <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> 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/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/4bsd-uucp. You can get
> it
> > by doing:
> >
> > git clone https://github.com/DoctorWkt/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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