Index of /Distributions/Research/Henry_Spencer_v7
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v7.patches.tar.gz 1996-07-31 03:57 11K
v7.tar.gz 1996-07-30 23:07 3.4M
I don't have an actual virgin copy of the distribution tape, but pretty
close... When we got it, there was some delay before we could undertake
conversion -- this wasn't as painless as the V5->V6 upgrade, since the
filesystem layout and the C API both changed -- but we adopted a few
bits and pieces, like tar, immediately. It very quickly became desirable
to have a tar tape of the complete V7, so we made one from the distribution
tape. (I think this may have been just a matter of stripping out some
preliminary goo that made the distribution tape self-booting, but I don't
remember the details.) In practice, that's what everyone on campus used
thereafter, and the original distribution tape was forgotten. So it's
not in the original format, but it does have the original contents.
Oh, incidentally, there was a small addendum tape that some V7 sites got,
with a few odds and ends of improvements and stuff that got left off the
original tape by accident.
v7.tar.gz is the distribution tar file. v7.patches.tar.gz is the patches file.