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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.

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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:

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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:

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and rebuilding the old pkgsrc binaries (bulk builds):

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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."

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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:

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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 [ ] as they are 
on FreeBSD archive [ ] 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)?

Kind Regards,

--- On Sat, 21/8/10, Martin Husemann <> wrote:

> From: Martin Husemann <>
> Subject: Re: Old Binary Packages/Sources (NetBSD/i386 1.5.3)?
> To: "The Beyonder" <>
> Cc:
> 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.
> Martin

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