On Sat, Apr 8, 2023, 11:23 AM Aaron Jackson <aaron@aaronsplace.co.uk> wrote:
>  Warren Toomey <wkt@tuhs.org> writes:
>  >>    I see we have 2.11BSD patch 469 dated last month in the archive. Where
>  >>    does it come from? Has anybody climbed the hill to import all the
>  >>    patches into a git repo?
>  >
>  > I know somebody tried a while back and reported here. They found it wasn't
>  > possible to apply all the patches sequentially. I'd have to go look in
>  > the mail archive for details.
>  >
>  > Maybe it's time for someone else to have a go!
>  >
>  > Cheers, Warren
>  Stumbled upon this email thread while searching my inbox for some patch
>  info. I've managed to setup an automated pipeline for applying all
>  patches sequentially, producing a new disk image after each one. This
>  has been built as a GitHub workflow, and the images are then pushed up
>  to an S3 bucket for others to use.
>  At the very least, it is confirmation and verification that the released
>  patches can be applied sequentially, and each one leaves the system in a
>  bootable state, if applied correctly.
>  I've also been applying the patches to a fork of the source tree on
>  GitHub which Warner Losh created (maybe after this email thread). I've
>  been doing this in the patch-apply2023 branch but it's a bit of a mess
>  at the moment and doesn't build. The repo also includes an IBV11 card
>  driver which I wrote with the help of Toby Thain. I'm not sure whether
>  Steven would welcome patches for new features, rather than bug fixes,
>  but I'd be happy to generate a patch file if others wanted to control
>  their "modern" test gear from their PDP11.
>  At some point I'm planning to automate the process of generating the
>  installation tapes for each patch level. Not got round to this though,
>  yet - although it's Easter weekend, so I might have a play.

Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com> writes:

> Any chance you could extend this to my work to recreate the 2.11 as
> released tapes? There are extra challenges in the first 200 patches,
> including missing patches...
> Warner

If you are talking about this:

I'll take a look and see - that does sound like a mess to sort out
though :D

Yes. It's why I've not done it yet. Going backwards was hard enough :) I'd love to help, but don't have the time to drive it.