[rescue] Sources of IRIX?

Alex D azd30 at telus.net
Wed Feb 8 14:54:06 CST 2017

You need to google for mipsPro FlexLM license files... It's been a while since
I played around with them, but it's a pretty simple text file, that ties
products to a hostID and a license type / expiry timeframe. I can go back
through my notes if anyone cares... Just edit with vi, and restart the license

For installation you need to start off with the base CD's for a release and
then apply the updates. IIRC SGI called them foundations and overlays? Package
dependencies are very important in IRIX and the install/upgrade tool strictly
enforces this.

Again it's been a while since I played with this so my info might not be 100%

Now if anyone has a personal iris 4d series that they want rid of let me know.
Even better would be a 3100 series (68k).


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> On Feb 8, 2017, at 11:55 AM, Steven M Jones <smj+rescue at crash.com> wrote:
>> On 02/08/2017 10:38, Brendan Shanks wrote:
>> The Internet Archive has a good amount of IRIX CDs:
>> https://archive.org/search.php?query=irix
> Thanks, I meant to send a link last night.
> There's other interesting SGI software there. MIPSpro compilers will
> complain verbosely, but work in "demo mode" without a license. And there
> are general and model-specific demos, scientific libraries, 3D toolkits,
> etc.
> Viz:
> https://archive.org/details/cdromsoftware?&sort=-downloads&and[]=SGI
> --S.
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