Subject: Re: Broken 1.6?
To: Johnny Billquist <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2002 08:41:35
what instructions is it failing on? 

On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Johnny Billquist wrote:

> Machine is an VAX 8650, running 1.6I.
> I pulled down the tarballs for the official 1.6 distribution, since I was
> having trouble with -current.
> Installed base, comp, text, and rebooted.
> Things are *not* working.
> Something was done between 1.5 and 1.6 which breaks on atleast the 86x0.
> Once more things have just deterioated for me, and I'm getting mighty
> sick. It seems that for some reason I never have a stable NetBSD/vax.
> Do anyone know what was done between 1.5 and 1.6 that might have this
> effect?
> I very much doubt that the fact that I'm running a -current kernel has
> anything to do with this. The kernel seems to hum along just fine.
> Applications get illegal instruction traps all over the place, though.
> The system, as it is now, is barely usable in standalone. sh works, but
> csh don't. inetd barfs, as do a number of other things. Basically a
> totally unusable system.
> If anyone want's to help me out on this one, please let me know, and we'll
> see what we can uncover together.
> 	Johnny
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