Subject: Re: need Emacs...
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/05/1998 19:22:04
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> >Seriously, having to fall back on MicroEmacs makes NetBSD/pmax not
> >seem like a real operating system, which it is.   Making it work on
> >the pmax is effort that should be useful on other NetBSD platforms
> >eventually - the Elf32 undump problem isn't a pmax-specific problem.

Yep.  I ended up compiling emacs-20.2 under Ultrix and installing it under
NetBSD.  Works like a champ, after tweaking a few files:

ln -s /usr/share/misc/termcap /emul/ultrix/etc/termcap
ln -s /etc/localtime /emul/ultrix/zoneinfo/localtime

If anybody needs an emacs binary, I could probably be convinced to tar the
whole thing up for you...

Question, though:  With the way NetBSD's VM system works, how are emulated
binaries dealt with?  Specifically, will this Ultrix emacs be paged, and
not swapped?  Will the text segment be shared?  These things would save
lots of memory, but I don't know how to check them.


Chris Jones                            
           Mad scientist in training...
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"