[TUHS] Found: 4.1BSD User's Manual Volume 2C Comb-Bound

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Sun Oct 15 13:19:59 AEST 2023

I checked my bookshelf - my 4.1BSD manuals are the same Bell Labs 
printing as the two Worthpoint links below. AFAIK they are a vanilla 
printing of the soft copy from the 4.1 BSD tape.

If there is any value to documenting this further, please let me know.


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On 10/9/23 19:11, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2023 at 04:17:36PM +0000, segaloco via TUHS wrote:
>> Spotted this and ordered it on eBayhttps://www.ebay.com/itm/235246689392
>> After the link is a pretty nondescript comb-bound 4.1BSD User's
>> Manual Volume 2C.  I don't think I've seen comb-bound issues prior
>> to the USENIX 4.2BSD set that introduced the Beastie cover.  Does
>> anyone know if there was a limited run produced by the Berkeley
>> folks themselves or if this is more likely a one-off someone printed
>> for themselves?  Either way, this is an exciting find for the
>> completeness of my library, this would leave 3BSD as the only VAX
>> BSD version I don't have any Volume 2C papers in my bookshelf from.
>> If this does prove to be issue from Berkeley or someone directly
>> adjacent to them, the next thing I hope to figure out is if this
>> has Volume 1 and Volume 2A/2B companions.  I find myself curious
>> because the 4BSD Volume 2C I have was following a plain Jane Version
>> 7 Volume 2A/2B rather than also 4BSD 2A/2B, so whoever curated that
>> set either got them that way or clobbered V7 and 4BSD docs together
>> themselves.
> Brian Ehrmantraut's photo has two 4.1BSD volumes:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/internetoldfarts/posts/722465582733996/
> Link from when the Wollongong Group version of the commentary was
> mentioned here.
> There was a Bell Laboratories printing of the 4.1BSD manuals.
> https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1981-bell-laboratories-unix-users-1947580163
> https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1980-bell-laboratories-unix-1947578308
> A list of documents included with the distribution can be found in
> doc/vmunix/cover*.  Below text from 4.1a.tar.gz included in the CSRG
> Archives.
> 				   July 8, 1981
> This is a full distribution kit for the second release of
> the Fourth Berkeley software tape, known as 4.1bsd.  The
> package you received should have contained:
> 1)   Either a 2400' 1600 bpi magnetic tape or two RK07 disk
>       cartridges containing the basic system software; this
>       is the bootstrap distribution media.  A second 2400'
>       1600 bpi tape or a third RK07 disk cartridge contains
>       additional material beyond the basic system on the
>       first tape (INGRES, source for documents in the
>       manuals, bit mapped fonts, etc.)
> 2)   Documents titled ``Installing and operating 4.1bsd'',
>       ``Bug fixes and changes in 4.1bsd'', ``Changes to the
>       kernel in 4.1bsd'', and ``Hints on configuring VAX
>       systems for UNIX''
> 3)   A two sided copy of volume 1 of the programmer's
>       manual.
> 4)   A single sided, reproduction-quality copy of Volume 1
>       of the programmer's manual for the system.
> 5)   A copy of a document describing fsck.
> 6)   A two sided copy of volumes 2a and 2b of the
>       programmer's manual.
> 7)   A single sided, reproduction-quality, copy of Volume 2c
>       of the programmer's manual for the system.
> 8)   2 Vi Reference Cards and a master for reproducing
>       cards.
> 9)   Three documents describing the Berkeley Network.
> 10)  Two documents on the internals of the Pascal system.
>       manual and a new table of contents for volume 2c.
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