[SunRescue] Sunos 3.5 on OLDEN sun3toyz
bsdbob at weedcon1.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Thu Aug 12 12:59:38 CDT 1999
> For the 3/260, the controller address on the mainbus is 200000.
> This is step 5 on my procedure. The 3/60 uses address 140000.
I used 200000, but for some reason, it did not want to write to it.
It accepted the value, though.
> > What c compiler is that in the 3.5 tapes, pcc or sun's compiler?
> It was Sun's C compiler. One main difference in the SunOS 3.X and
> SunOS 4.X compilers was that SunOS 4.X introduced dynamic libraries.
> All SunOS 3.X binaries are statically linked. Most binaries built on
> 3.X would run on 4.X as long as they didn't have kernel dependencies.
Are there any gargantuan size effects of static files on 3.5?
Mostly what I want from it is a minimal system with troff/tex/fortan
and minimal ftp/telnet networking.
Can the C compiler handle gnutar and gzip, from GNU sources?
Can the C compiler handle a TeX build (somewhere, vaguely, I remember
problems with TeX builds on early sun 3.x unices, but I would have
to check for specifics).
> You're welcome. I ran SunOS 3.5 on several Sun3 machines for years,
> finally phasing out the last one about a year ago. I have been working
> with Sun machines since SunOS 3.2 on Sun2 systems. Now that was a
> of a system!
Gee, that is a dinosaur..... Somewhere I remember someone with a Sun 1
that was still supposed to run. Other than wearing out drives and tape
transports, the things run forever!
I was checking my manual dates last night. One set has a 1986 date,
and the other a 1990 date. I am assuming the 1986 set is for 3.x
and the 1990 set is for 4.1? Is that reasonable?
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