Subject: Re: Problems with current (1.6X) on vax?
To: Chris Wareham <>
From: j wehrli <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/03/2003 08:30:56
Does NetBSD plan to stop support for Vax?


Chris Wareham wrote:

> wrote:
>> Anyone know of any particular problems in using the current
>> (last weekend's) build of 1.6X on the VAX?.... (other than the
>> horribly broken sysinstall which seems to be broken on many
>> platforms?)
>> With sysinstall dumping all over itself more and more in recent
>> builds I resorted to using 1.6Stable floppy for booting.  That seems
>> to work OK, and you can trick it into loading 1.6X with no problem.
> David Laight (sp?) has been doing a lot of work on sysinstall recently,
> but I get the impression he's strictly an i386 man. I think he's based
> reasonably local to me in Cambridge, UK, so I may offer him a loan of a
> Vax if he's interested.
>> Hooray to Ragge for finally getting a current build up!  Kudos!
> Seconded. One of my Vaxen runs as a webserver (with a homebrewed minimal
> httpd daemon), and another as a tape server, so I'm pleased to see the
> continued work on NetBSD/Vax.
> Chris