CD-ROM from SCO unlikely

Greg Lehey grog at
Sat Feb 28 11:35:28 AEST 1998

On Fri, 27 February 1998 at 11:07:40 -0800, Steven M. Schultz wrote:
> Howdy -
>> From: Greg Lehey <grog at>
>>> 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 ;-)

Indeed.  Thanks.

>> 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
> 	applied.

Well, yes, but what are the economics of making a couple of hundred
CD-ROMs and then having to download possibly years of additional stuff
to be up to date?


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