[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 171, Issue 7

Mike Spooner mike.spooner.ux at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 09:29:08 CST 2017

For reference, the SGI IDO *5.3* kit did not use (and thus does not
require) FlexLM licences.
The ability to obtain the CDROM from SGI and the ability to install it, was
considered sufficient back then.

It was the transition to Irix 6.x (and the rebranding of the compilers as
"MIPSpro") that introduced
FlexLM licencing for the Development Kits.

One thing to watch out for for the Indy, is that not all varieties of Indy
are supported by the earliest drops of 5.3.
There were specific later drops of 5.3 that added support for R5000,
2Mb-cache R4400, "newer" graphics options, and so on. See
http://www.sgistuff.net/software/irixhistory/ for details.

I also have SGI-original Irix 5.3 (11/94) CDROMs, ideal for my R3000
Indigo, and also for 100MHz R4000- and the 150MHz R4400-based
Indigo/Indy/Indigo2. If you have a 175MHz or faster Indy, you'll need a
later edition of 5.3 (or go with 6.2); if you have the rare 133MHz
R4600-based Indy, I believe you will need Irix 6.2 as a minimum.

> Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:12:06 -0600
> From: Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us>
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: [rescue] license: WAS::::::::::::::Re:  Sources of IRIX?
> Message-ID: <953218f5-2c1c-c183-fa15-71723385eab6 at oryx.us>
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> Hello Alex,
> Thanks for the offer on your notes, I would like to take you up on it.
> I just acquired a different toy today, but my next goal is to pick up an
> SGI Fuel.
> I'm glad this discussion popped up, I'm collecting all the IRIX notes I
> can.
> Its been (6) years since I was at a shop with lots of SGI hardware, and
> sometimes stuff gets forgotten.
> Anything you can share is appreciated.
> Jerry
> On 02/ 8/17 02:54 PM, Alex D wrote:
> > 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
> > manager...
> >
> > 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%
> > accurate.
> >
> > 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).
> >
> > Cheers
> > Alex

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