[TUHS] Last officially distributed and currently available BSD version

Steve Mynott steve.mynott at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 02:02:54 AEST 2017

On 22 October 2017 at 16:31, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 9:18 AM, Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org> wrote:
>> On 2017-10-22 00:38, Will Senn wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Questions begging answers:
>>> What is the last bootable and installable media, officially
>>> distributed by Berkeley?
>> As I understood it, there were no bootable 4.4 BSD lite releases from
>> Berkley.  The 'lite' releases had the AT&T encumbered stuff removed and not
>> replaced, it wasn't a complete and functional OS.
> It had the 9 files that were trivial to replicate removed, yes.

There seems to be some confusion about exactly what was removed to
create 'lite'.

http://minnie.tuhs.org/pipermail/tuhs/2012-April/004227.html lists three files.



appears to have copies of these three files (so they were probably not
actually deleted from the original version control)


is interesting!

I wonder how many systems actually ever displayed the "4.4 BSD UNIX"
banner? At least one did at UCB.

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