Subject: Re: 1.2G is my friend.
To: David Evans <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/26/1997 21:02:49
On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, David Evans wrote:

> Brian D Chase wrote:
> > Finally, all the compiles and installation are done for 1.2G.  Of course
> > now I need to update it to keep current :-\

>   What version did you use to compile 1.2G?  1.2C?

Ooooh, this is sort of a sore point for me.  I used 1.2C -- and what a
pain it was.  Sort of like hacking your way through the jungle with a
butter knife.  There are half a dozen or more key utilities which need
recompiling before you should even dare to compile 1.2G with the latest
1.2C snapshot.

Now that I've gotten up to semi-current with 1.2G, I'm going to have
another go at recompiling the latest sources for 1.2G.  Hopefully I won't
meet near as much resistance as I encountered in the initial compilation.


Unless it violates some sacred protocol, I'd be happy to make an
unofficial binary distribution of my 1.2G stuff, just so people don't
experience the broken util headaches of moving from 1.2C -> 1.2G
themselves.  No bootable tapes or disks though, I don't have the magic
recipe for those.

Brian D. Chase         Systems Coordinator
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