[rescue] Sources of IRIX?

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Wed Feb 8 22:14:27 CST 2017

On 02/08/2017 03:54 PM, Alex D wrote:
> 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.

Other way around.  For 6.5.x, you need to use the overlay discs to start 
the installation, and you will be prompted to provide foundation discs 
later on.

For 5.x, the distributions are complete, and there's no "overlay."  Just 
boot the 5.3 disc 1, and provide disc 1 + idl/ifl + onc3 as needed.

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