Subject: Re: General alpha questions
To: nm <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/24/1998 00:41:08
I have recently installed NetBSD 1.3 on my Multia166, and have some questions.

First though:

>At 09:25 PM 2/23/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>On Mon, Feb 23, 1998 at 06:27:46PM -0500, nm wrote:
>>> also my system keeps booting to single user mode even though i changed the
>>> thing in rc.conf to YES... is there a boot option i must supply to force
>>> multiuser?
>>Um... Hm. Are you seeing errors when you start? Some problems will abort
>>multi-user boot and pop you into single-user mode. That's the only thing
>>I can envision causing problems if you've set rc_configured to YES.
>>Good luck!
>right, i had something like that eariler but i dont see any error messages
>so im kinda baffeled...
>after i get into the singler user mode and i exit the shell
>the system seems to continue to come up as i would expect (multi-user)
>beats me...
>nick maniscalco

use the a flag when booting:
	boot dka300 -flags a
is the line I use to boot.

My observations about the install process:
	the toolchain binaries doesn't include bison, to compile from the
source, cd into bison, do a make, and then a make install.  This will install
bison, and allow a full install of the rest of the source.

The initial file /usr/share/groff_font/devascii/DESC contains some
control-m's which disappear after installing the native compiled source tree.

A note for other newcomers:
The kernel configuration instructions are found in a faq at


My current problem:

I cannot compile xsrc.tgz.
I recieve one of two errors usually alternating:

( From memory, my multia is currently down )
1. missing Makefile.proto or similar file in xc/config/makedepend?
2. imake tries to allocate about 270MB of memory and fails with
and error 2. while in makedepend as well.

If anyone has any ideas about this, please let me know.  I even downloaded
the xfree86 source 3.3.1, and had the same errors.  

Judd Jenne