[TUHS] 4.4BSD sparc, pmax binary recently compiled

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Sun Mar 14 12:31:18 AEST 2021

Wow this is nothing short of GREAT!

I always wanted to tackle this but it was out of my reach as I barely got
anything from this lineage to build to anything.

Most excellent!

-----Original Message-----
From: MOCHIDA Shuji
To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
Sent: 3/6/21 10:42 AM
Subject: [TUHS] 4.4BSD sparc, pmax binary recently compiled

 I compiled 4.4BSD to get pmax and sparc binary, from CSRG Archive
source code.


    - 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,
      can not be compiled. Instead, it uses old/{nroff,troff,eqn,tbl..}.

    - 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..


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