Subject: Re: 1.2G is my friend.
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/27/1997 10:15:57
Brian D Chase drunkenly mumbled...
> A VAX is a VAX (well for the most part).  The binaries should run on any
> of the VAXen.  Maybe not the MicroVAX I, but then NetBSD doesn't (or won't
> ever) run on that one -- so it doesn't matter.

so what you are saying is i can take your kernel and dd it to a floppy and boot
my vs2k from said floppy?? (this wasn't true in the bast, just making sure)

> Also, it's no big deal really.  I'm sure lots of others who have been
> keeping up with the incremental changes from 1.2C to 1.2G didn't
> experience nearly as many headaches as I did... at least not all at once.
> :-)  

i haven't even gotten NetBSD on the vs2k yet due to lack of time and the
amount of effort that it looked like it was going to take. i had several
other more "important" projects i was working on, they are all done now so
i can start to spend some time on my vax and sun3 hardware.  i hope the 1.2G
snapshot is a breeze to install on the vs2k!! :)

> For the fancy free and diskless workstation hordes, it should just be a
> matter of untarring the binaries and slapping in their kernel of choice.
> The Bertram flavored 1.2G kernel should work fine for VS2000 and VS3100
> users.

great!!!  where do i get it from!!  (i'm not worried about anything else right
now, i just want to see this thing boot!!

> Still before sharing my binaries, I first want to recompile 1.2G-current
> under my 1.2G-current(-1 week) build.  I can also use this recompile time
> to figure out how to cleanly package my installed system like the snapshot
> binaries are.  Anyone know if their is something like a `make snapshot'?

i have absolutely no problem with waiting another week or two for a snapshot.
hell, i've waited long enough already. :) what's another two weeks after the
uhm, 4 or 5 months i've had the vs2k and it hasn't run! :)


** Brian Hechinger ** ** **
"Yes, evil comes in many forms, whether it be a man-eating cow or
 Joseph Stalin, but you can't let the package hide the pudding!  Evil
 is just plain bad!  You don't cotton to it.  You gotta smack it in the
 nose with the rolled-up newspaper of goodness!  Bad dog!  Bad dog!"
                                --The Tick