Subject: Snapshot report - June 20th tar_files
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alistair G. Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/23/1995 08:17:09
Well, it took me a long while, but here it is:
If you're compiling from the 20th June tar_files, the manual page
installation bug is gone, as are the kdump and netstat won't compile
problems. In their place are:
1. don't include "options NETISO" in your kernel config file, or
you won't get a new kernel - there'll be a compilation error in
(tuba_usrreq.c is at 1.5, June 13th, last edit by mycroft, and
.../netinet/in_pcb.h is at 1.12, June 18th last edit by cgd - looks
like the CIRCLEQ mods)
2. before you make lib/libterm, make && make install lib/libcurses,
so that you pick up the newer version of curses.h
3. rpc.bootparamd won't compile - I didn't really have time to look
at this, just enough to note that the number of arguments to the
whoami function differs between the source produced by rpcgen and
bootparamd.c - perhaps something to do with the inclusion of the new
Apart from that, things compiled fine for me, and it's nice to be back
Other notable things since last I rambled:
1. Andrew Wheadon corrects me:
> > 10. As some people have noted, the i386 GENERIC kernel gets its
> > knickers in a twist if you posses an Adaptec 154? and no BusLogic
> > card. If anyone's really bothered by this, mail me, and I'll see
> > about creating a kernel for you.
> I have allready done this and it has been used successfully by
> others it is in wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.de:~ftp/pub/NetBSD/ports/i386
> kc10Aaha.gz, netbsd.installaha, INSTALLAHA.
> diskimage kernel config-file.
2. Has anyone tried the bounce buffers for the Adaptec 1542?
3. The top version that I put up for ftp is apparently a 3.3-beta.
However, I'm quite happy with it. If anyone wants a real 3.3
version, contact pavel@MAILBOX.SLAC.Stanford.EDU (Tom Pavel). Does
your version work after the strvis changes to the argument lists, Tom?
4. Mike Long posted a floppy formatter, taken from FreeBSD, I believe.
5. Profuse thanks to the person who sent the following comprehensive
bug report to the Postgres95 list (the person was using NetBSD 1.0):
> Please enter a FULL description of your problem:
> When attmepting to run 'postmaster -S' I get the following:
> > ./postmaster -S
> Bus error (core dumped)
> Please describe a way to repeat the problem. Please try to provide a
> concise reproducible example, if at all possible:
> Well, simply by running it again :)
Kind of makes me wonder what I overlooked in the port.
[I've also implemented regexp caching, which wasn't as big a win as I
thought it would be, and will be updating the port soon. More as it
Major changes included in the 20th June tar_files:
> various fixes for distribution sets
> various fixes for /usr/share/mk files
> Linux ELF binaries work (thanks, Frank) - and more changes will be in
the next set of tar_files, making elf binaries generic across systems
> a newer version of Sun's rpcgen has been integrated
> SunOS emaulation has now moved to /emul/sunos
> various changes to make
> various preliminary PCI stuff
> circular queues in some networking structures
>From the Jonah Lomu fan club,
(Scottish division, doing missionary work in England),
Alistair G. Crooks (email@example.com) +44 125 234 6377
Amdahl European HQ, Dogmersfield Park, Hartley Wintney, Hants RG27 8TE, UK.
[These are only my opinions, and certainly not those of Amdahl Corporation]