[TUHS] a possible source for 4.1BSD tapes

Nigel Williams nw at retrocomputingtasmania.com
Sun Mar 10 09:24:53 AEST 2019

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM Mike Haertel <tuhs at ducky.net> wrote:
> Also, while poking around the net, I've found a number of purported
> tape images of 4.1BSD dated 7/10/1981 that look to me to a little sketchy,
> since most contain files dated well into 1982.

Thanks Mike, you've raised an interesting question as to whether there
is an original (untainted) 1981 4.1BSD release available? I see that
the easily found distribution has modifications running into 1982.

Berkeley 4.1 VAX/UNIX (Amnesia-Vax)

login: root
Last login: Sun Jan 21 18:57:55 on console

Welcome to Berkeley Vax/UNIX (4.1bsd revised 1 Sept. 1981)
Erase is delete
Kill is control-U
# ls -l /
total 795
-rw-r--r-- 1 root         57 Mar 18  1981 .cshrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root         90 Mar 21  1981 .login
-rw-r--r-- 1 root         99 Apr 30  1981 .profile
drwxr-xr-x 2 root         32 Mar 15  1981 arch
drwxrwxrwx 2 root        160 May 10  1982 bill

On this page: http://gunkies.org/wiki/4.1_BSD
the file references
and that has files from Feb-1982.

The Trinity College appears to be cataloguing many interesting
software artefacts. I would be interested in some of the other items
they show on their web-page.

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