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Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded

Subject: Re: DEC linux root file system uploaded
From: (Karel van Houten)
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 11:45:38 +0100 (MET)
Cc: (Houten K.H.C. van )
In-reply-to: <>
Tom Riemer wrote:
> Does this root allow for recompilation of the kernel?
> On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> > Karel has uploaded a new root filesystem for DEC linux, you can find
> > it on
> > 
> >

Yes, but not without additional packages.
The root filesystem contains all packages to get a system up in
multi-user on the network, to get a compile environment, you have
to install compilers, make, flex, bison, and *devel* libraries.

The current list of packages is:

MAKEDEV-2.3.1-6         grep-2.2-2              pwdb-0.54-8
SysVinit-2.74-4         gzip-1.2.4-12           redhat-release-5.1-2
basesystem-4.9-2        info-3.12-4             rpm-2.5.2-1
bash-1.14.7-7           initscripts-3.67-1      rsh-0.10-4
bdflush-1.5-8           less-332-2              sed-2.05-10
binutils-2.8.1-2        libtermcap-2.0.8-9      setup-1.9.1-2
chkconfig-0.9.3-2       logrotate-2.6-2         sh-utils-1.16-14
cpio-2.4.2-7            mgetty-1.1.14-2         shadow-utils-980403-3
cracklib-2.7-2          mingetty-0.9.4-7        slang-0.99.38-7
cracklib-dicts-2.7-2    mktemp-1.4-3            sysklogd-1.3-23
dev-2.5.9-1             mount-2.7l-3            tar-1.12-2
e2fsprogs-1.10-6        ncurses-4.2-8           tcp_wrappers-7.6-4
etcskel-1.3-4           ncurses3-1.9.9e-6       telnet-0.10-5
file-3.24-2             net-tools-1.33-6        termcap-9.12.6-11
filesystem-1.3.1-3      netkit-base-0.10-10     textutils-1.22-7
fileutils-3.16-9        newt-0.25-2             util-linux-2.7-19
ftp-0.10-2              pam-0.64-2              vim-5.1-5
gawk-3.0.3-3            pamconfig-0.51-5        zlib-1.1.2-2
glibc-2.0.7-20          procps-1.2.7-5

All these without documentation, to keep the size limited.

Have fun!

Karel van Houten

The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 

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