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Re: Old Binary Packages/Sources (NetBSD/i386 1.5.3)?
We outlined the initial motivation and query on Wednesday 11th August 2010.
[ http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2010/08/13/msg012571.html ]
In short we were trying to find corresponding (old) pkgsrc binaries and sources
from around the time of the NetBSD/i386 1.5.3 release.
We noted that FreeBSD seemed to maintain an archive:
[ ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/i386/ ]
of their old ports binaries and although not explicitly mentioned in the
initial post; the Slackware 7.0 distribution (which was installed) also had
maintained it's release related binaries in the ISO9660 image file.
We have yet to find such a public archive for pkgsrc binaries/sources.
During the course of this thread we have discussed using cvs to check out an
old pkgsrc revision:
[ http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2010/08/13/msg012578.html ]
and rebuilding the old pkgsrc binaries (bulk builds):
[ http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2010/08/19/msg012600.html ]
[ http://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/bulk.html ]
On Friday 13th August 2010 Jeremy C. Reed noted that :
"Many of old distfiles referenced may simply be missing from original
download sites and maybe our distfiles is incomplete for 2000."
[ http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2010/08/13/msg012577.html ]
Which led us to contemplate plugging these distfile gaps with the sources from
the Slackware 7.0 ISO9660 image file or finding out whether Linux emulation
existed in the NetBSD/i386 1.5.3 kernel:
[ http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2010/08/21/msg012617.html ]
The 'real' reason behind doing this was to enable our 486DX2 to make the
transition from Slackware 7.0 to NetBSD/i386 1.5.3. The problem was that date
related (to the NetBSD/i386 1.5.3 release) pkgsrc binaries (and sources) do not
appear to be archived and available from [ ftp://ftp.netbsd.org ] as they are
on FreeBSD archive [
ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/ports/i386/ ] or the
Slackware ISO9660 image file.
Were you wondering whether we were joking about reverting back to Slackware 7.0
(from NetBSD 1.5.3/i386)?
How would running Microsoft Windows 95 help us obtaining NetBSD/i386 1.5.3
date/time related pkgsrc binaries (and sources)?
--- On Sat, 21/8/10, Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost> wrote:
> From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
> Subject: Re: Old Binary Packages/Sources (NetBSD/i386 1.5.3)?
> To: "The Beyonder" <beyonder04%yahoo.co.uk@localhost>
> Cc: pkgsrc-users%netbsd.org@localhost
> Date: Saturday, 21 August, 2010, 22:11
> Just out of curiosity, is there some
> real reason behind what you were trying
> to do, or are you just joking?
> I mean, you could also try running something like Win95,
> would just make as
> much sense to the uniformed observer.
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