[TUHS] HP 712& v6 or v7

Ian King iking at microsoft.com
Tue Nov 13 04:31:36 AEST 2001

Derrik, you're missing the point: what's the fun of doing it the easy
way?  :-)  Seriously, though, I think you'd have a couple of serious
problems: the assembly language components (which are not inconsiderable
in V6) would need to be rewritten, and then there's also the question of
whether you could find a sufficiently "undisciplined" C compiler to
handle pre-ANSI C, to build the rest of the system.  

-- Ian, running UNIX 6th Ed. on a PDP-11/34a

-----Original Message-----
From: Derrik Walker v2.0 [mailto:firebug at apk.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 8:29 AM
To: tuhs at tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] HP 712& v6 or v7

On Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at 07:34 PM, Paul Hart wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Mike Allison wrote:
>> Anyone tried/interested or successful in getting a copy of v6 or v7 
>> up on a HP 9000 712?
> Are you sure it was ever ported to PA-RISC?  As far as I am aware,
> (and the HP 9000 712) weren't developed until long after the days of
> and V7 UNIX.

Wouldn't it be easier to just get the PDP-11 emulator from 
gatekeeper.dec.com and compile it for HP-UX or Linux on the 712?  I've 
compiled it on Solaris 8, Linux, and Mac OS X, so it should compile just

fine under HP-UX.

Also, as far as I am aware ( and keep in mind, I am an HP-UX system 
admin. ) HP-UX has only ever been System V. You can run HP-UX, Linux, or

NetBSD on a HP-9000/{800,700}.

- Derrik

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