[TUHS] Unix install & "standalone" package

Jonathan Gray jsg at jsg.id.au
Tue Sep 5 11:07:46 AEST 2023

On Mon, Sep 04, 2023 at 10:44:21AM -0400, Norman Wilson wrote:
> I don't remember any special many-programs-in-one binary
> like busybox in any Unix from the days when Unix was simple
> enough for me to understand.  That covers the entire lifetime
> of the Research systems, but also System V and the BSDs and
> their sundry offspring up into at least the 1990s.
> I'm pretty sure OpenBSD at least still has nothing like
> busybox.  The nearest thing was to make sure certain programs

look at ls -i output on the install media/bsd.rd
Added to FreeBSD and NetBSD in 1994.

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