CD-ROM from SCO unlikely
Steven M. Schultz
sms at moe.2bsd.com
Sat Feb 28 05:07:40 AEST 1998
> From: Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com>
> I can volunteer for this. The formats are: QIC-150, DDS, Exabyte 8500
> (8200 if people can tell me how to do it on an 8500), and open reel 1600 bpi.
Are there any UNIBUS/Qbus controllers that can deal with QIC-150?
I tried putting a Wangtek 5150ES on a Emulex UC08 and it didn't work
at all. The only 'QIC' format I've seen work (and which preserves
record boundaries) is the TK25 (uses the DC600A tapes). I can
make TK25 tapes.
I can also make 6250bpi 9-track until the tapedrive wears out (at
which point I'm unlikely to sink the rather high $$$ to repair/replace
it - 4mm drives are a lot cheaper ;-)).
> > Each can keep a reserve of distribution media as they wish. I'm
> > hoping the CD-ROM image won't change more than once a year.
> Looking at the number of patches to 2.11BSD alone, I'd say that that's
> a lost hope. There have been three in the past two months alone.
You've me to thank for that ;-)
> That's one of the reasons I don't think CD-ROM is the way to go. WORM
> wouldn't have this deficiency if they were cut on demand.
I think a CD is a good way to go - it can be used as the 'baseline'.
The updates to 2.11 are publically available via FTP at either
FTP.IIPO.GTEGSC.COM or MOE.2BSD.COM. Once a system is loaded from CD
then only those patches later than the CD need to be retrieved and
> One thing in that connection: please make sure that any CD-ROM uses
> RockRidge format (UNIX long file names). It would be a real pain to
Of course! There will be .MAP files to assist those systems that
need help with long filenames or deep directories.
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