[TUHS] 4.4BSD sparc, pmax binary recently compiled

Rico Pajarola rp at servium.ch
Sat Mar 6 17:35:05 AEST 2021

great work, this is really cool!

I'll give this a try on a real DECstation when I get a chance

On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 6:43 PM MOCHIDA Shuji <mochid at netside.co.jp> wrote:

>  I compiled 4.4BSD to get pmax and sparc binary, from CSRG Archive CD-ROM
> #4
> source code.
>     http://www.netside.co.jp/~mochid/comp/bsd44-build/
>   pmax:
>     - Works on GXemul DECstaion(PMAX) emulation.
>     - I used binutils 2.6 and gcc taken from Gnu ftp site,
>       as 4.4BSD src does not contain pmax support part in as, ld,
>       gcc and gdb.
>     - Lack of GDB. I got rid of compile errors of gdb 4.16, but that
>       does not work yet.
>     - gcc included can not deal c++ static constructor. So, contrib/groff
>       can not be compiled. Instead, it uses old/{nroff,troff,eqn,tbl..}.
>   sparc:
>     - Works on sun4c. I use on SPARCstation 2, real hardware.
>       TME sun4c emulation can boot to single user, but it locks up in
>       middle of /etc/rc.
>  CSRG Archive CD-ROM #4's source code (just after Lite2 release) seems
> have differences from CSRG's binary distributions before (2 times),
> e.g. mount systemcall is not compatible.
>  I used NetBSD 1.0/sparc, NetBSD 1.1/pmax for 1st (slightly) cross
> compiling. NetBSD 1.0/sparc boots and works well on TME emulator.
> SunOS 4.1.4, Solaris7 works too, but this 4.4BSD binary doesn't..
> -mochid
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