Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: source-changes
Date: 10/18/1998 15:22:08
> From Sun Oct 18 00:48:52 1998
> Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 00:50:20 -0700 (PDT)
> From: ITOH Yasufumi <>
> Subject: CVS commit: src
> To:
> Module Name:	src
> Committed By:	itohy
> Date:		Sun Oct 18 07:50:20 UTC 1998
> Modified Files:
> 	src/distrib/x68k/floppies/ramdisk: ramdiskbin.conf
> Log Message:
> Remove strings(1) (temporary?) since it is no longer in
> src/usr.bin and the GNU version seems too large for floppies.
> Use single-user only init(8), which saves ramdisk capacity
> and a key stroke.

Ahh, yes. I removed strings(1) recently from the alpha boot floppy for
different reasons -- because it's now GNU, and because of the way we link
together everything in the floppies, it now GPL-poisons the boot floppy.
I couldn't find any reason it needed to be there anyway. This is a very
minor point; there are no legions of lawyers examining our boot floppies
for exceedingly technical GPL violations by an open source OS, but the
strings(1) move also broke the crunchgen recipes.

BSD strings was killed off as part of the unfinished egcs integration.
I'm not sure exactly why. One casual idea: move it to distrib/util.

  --Ross Harvey