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Re: Old Binary Packages/Sources (NetBSD/i386 1.5.3)?


> We recently installed NetBSD/i386 1.5.3 on our very youthful 486DX2 (~25MHz 
> with a massive 16MB of RAM) replacing the Slackware 7.0 distribution which it 
> was acquainted.
> One reason we went with NetBSD/i386 1.5.3 was that [ 
> ] states that 1.5 was released "December 
> 6, 2000" and [ ] states that Slackware 
> 7.0 was released circa 2000 (a little before if we can read the figure 
> correctly).
> The Slackware 7.0 ISO9660 image had the corresponding binary packages that 
> were available during it's release and whilst lurking around [ 
> ] we've noticed 
> that FreeBSD seem to archive their old packages too.
> As [ ] seems to hint that pkgsrc fork()ed 
> from FreeBSD ports in 1997, we are assuming that there should be pkgsrc 
> binaries (and sources) for December 6, 2000 i.e. for NetBSD/i386
> 1.5.3, however we have yet to find them on [ ].
> Please could some wise people (or other entities) point us in the correct 
> direction and shed some light/insight into where these binary packages (and 
> their corresponding /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles sources) may be hiding?

Not sure if there are still so old binary packages lying around. You could 
check out an old pkgsrc branch and compile it. You can check out a specific 
branch like this

cvs update -dP -rpkgsrc-2010Q2

Try figure out the name of an old branch.



Scotty: Captain, we din' can reference it!
Kirk:   Analysis, Mr. Spock?
Spock:  Captain, it doesn't appear in the symbol table.
Kirk:   Then it's of external origin?
Spock:  Affirmative.
Kirk:   Mr. Sulu, go to pass two.
Sulu:   Aye aye, sir, going to pass two.

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