[TUHS] Re: 4.3 BSD version in the Unix Archive

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Fri Sep 26 13:03:00 AEST 2003

On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 11:12:54AM -0500, Markus Weber wrote:
> Can you decompress the files in either of the two 4.3BSD-Quasijarus dists
> (in /4BSD/Distributions)? If so, how? The oldest versions that I have date
> back to a CD somebody cut me in mid-2000, and I can't decompress these files
> no matter what.

The 4.3BSD-Quasijarus dists were compressed with a compression format
that's not compatible with either gzip nor old compress(1). Michael
Sokolov should be able to send in some notes on the tools required.
> Is there a set of 4.3BSD-Tahoe Vax distribution files that's complete?

Not that I know of.
> Finally, do you know of any 4.3BSD version that will install and run on
> simh? Quasijarus and Tahoe of the Unix Archive are broken for me and Reno
> doesn't boot stand. Admittedly, I haven't tried the vanilla version yet.

Not that I know of. I'll cc this to the TUHS list and see if any other
people know the answer.

> If I manage to get a version of 4.3 working on simh, I'll offer a turnkey
> system for download on my site.

Yes, I'd appreciate that :-)


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