ELF Linux Distribution on CD-ROM - 100% ELF

ELF Linux Distribution on CD-ROM - 100% ELF

Post by i.. » Tue, 02 May 1995 04:00:00



Executive Tools, Inc. is developing products and services for the
Linux market.  We are pleased to announce the availability of the
first such product, ET Linux, Volume 1 Number 0.  In order to have the
best possible Linux foundation on which to build and to eliminate
redundant efforts, we chose to build a system based on ELF.  We now
have the only distribution that we know of that has been completely
rebuilt with only ELF executables.  Among the advantages offered by a
full conversion to the ELF format is that running both types of
binaries on your system simultaneously consumes twice the memory for
shared libraries which can drastically impede performance in systems
with 16Mb of memory or less.

Recently, H. J. Lu posted a note expressing his desire for Linux
developers to move to the ELF executable format.  We feel like ET
Linux is a big step in that direction.  We hope other developers will
continue to move in this direction so that the old libraries may be
retired swiftly.

Our future products will be enhanced by the availability of other
Linux applications.  We will continue to enhance and support our
distribution to provide a solid platform for the use and development
of Linux applications.

The primary goal of the initial release of ET Linux is two-fold.  First,
we wanted to make the ELF platform available to as many developers as
soon as possible.  In ET Linux, we have done the tedious work of conversion
to ELF for you.  Secondly, we wanted to obtain input from the community on
what should be included, how installation and updates should work, etc. for
future releases.  Using that input we will continue to enhance installation,
ease of use, and maintainability.

ET Linux is based on the BOGUS 1.0.1 distribution by Rickard E. Faith,
Kevin E. Martin and Doug L. Hoffman.  We have obtained their permission
to modify and distribute their work.

 *   All executables are in ELF format.  

 *   We have compiled all executables and obtained source from reliable
     locations.

 *   Everything required to rebuild this distribution from source is
     included.

 *   Package Management System (PMS) allows easy package installation
     from source.

 *   PMS allows easy removal of packages.

 *   All packages include ftp locations and directory path names.

 *   PMS package allows easy updating of packages instead of
     reinstalling the entire operating system.

 *   We will be maintaining the distribution on an ongoing basis.

 *   We will provide a limited level of support for coordinating bug
     fixes etc.

 *   We will provide a greater level of support on a contract basis.

 *   Supports a.out binaries.

 *   Boot disks use the new 1.68Mb format.

 *   1.68Mb Boot/Root diskettes included.

 *   New ELF binaries are still being produced and will be available
     via anonymous ftp from et.comland.com.

 *   A new release will be made approximately one week after the public
     release of ELF libc.  Update proceedure will also be available on
     ftp server.

 *   Ftp server will be available after May 5th.

-------------  Packages Included  --------------------

ImageMagick-3.6.2.bin               emacs-19.28.elc
NetKit-0.1                          extra-fonts-1.0.bin
NetKit-A-0.08.bin                   extra-macros-1.0.bin
NetKit-B-0.06.bin                   extra-manpages-bsd.bin
Seyon-2.14c.bin                     fileutils-3.9.bin
SysVinit-2.50+rpd.bin               findutils-4.1.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.8514                  flex-2.4.6.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.AGX                   freeze-2.5.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.Mach32                fvwm-pre-2.0-patchlevel-15.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.Mach64                gawk-2.15.5.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.Mach8                 gcc-2.6.4-950305.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.Mono                  gcc-2.6.4-950422.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.P9000                 gdb-4.14.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.S3                    gnuchess-4.0.pl70.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.SVGA                  grep-2.0.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.VGA16                 groff-1.09.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.W32                   gzip-1.2.4.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.bin                   httpd-1.3.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.cfg                   indent-1.9.1.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.doc                   ispell-3.1.08.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.fnt                   less-177.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.fnt100                lgrind-1.4.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.fnt75                 libc-4.7.1.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.fntbig                libc-5.0.2.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.fntscl                libXpm-3.4e.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.inc                   lilo-0.16.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.lib                   linux-1.2.3
XFree86-3.1.1.lkit                  m4-1.1.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.man                   mail-8.1.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.pex                   make-3.70.bin
XFree86-3.1.1.slib                  makeindex-2.12.bin
XFree86-3.1.1                       man-pages-1.5.bin
Xtacy-1.12.bin                      man_db-2.2.bin
agrep-2.04.bin                      mkboot-ET-1.1.bin
arc-5.21.bin                        ncftp-2.0.4.bin
auctex-9.2g.bin                     ncompress-4.2.4.bin
autoconf-2.3.bin                    ncurses-1.8.5.bin
bash-1.14.2.bin                     nenscript-1.13++.bin
bc-1.02.bin                         netpbm-1mar1994.bin
bdflush-1.5.bin                     patch-2.1.bin
bin86-0.1.bin                       perl-5.000.bin
binutils-950417.bin                 pms-ET-3.36.bin
bind-4.9.3b17.bin                   procps-0.96.bin
bison-1.22.bin                      ptx-0.3.bin
bogo-1.2.bin                        rcs-5.6.0.1.bin
byacc-1.9.bin                       remind-3.0.13.bin
calc-2.02c.bin                      sauter-2.1.bin
ckermit-189.bin                     screen-3.5.2.bin
cpio-2.3.bin                        sed-2.05.bin
cron-3.0p1.bin                      sendmail.8.6.12.base.bin
cvs-1.3.bin                         sh-utils-1.10.bin
dc-0.2.bin                          shar-3.50.bin
deliver-2.0pl11.bin                 tar-1.11.2.bin
diffutils-2.6.bin                   tcsh-6.05.bin
dig-2.0.bin                         texinfo-3.1.bin
dmacro-2.0.bin                      textutils-1.9.bin
doschk-1.1.bin                      time-1.6.bin
dungeon-2.7B.bin                    tput-1.0.bin
dviljk-1.1.bin                      transfig-2.1.8.bin
dvipsk-5.55a.bin                    tvtwm-pl10.bin
e2fsprogs-0.5b.bin                  ucblogo.bin
ed-0.1.bin                          units.bin
elisp-manual-19-2.3.bin             unzip-5.0.p1.bin
elvis-1.7.bin                       util-linux-2.2.bin
emacs-19.28.bin                     uuencode-1.0.bin
emacs-19.28.el                      vm-5.72beta.bin
vtwm-5.3.bin                        xless-1.7.bin
wavplay-021.bin                     xlife-3.0.bin
wdiff-0.04.bin                      xlock.bin
web2c-6.1.bin                       xmelt-xflip.bin
words-linux-3.0.bin                 xminesweep-2.1.bin
wu-ftpd-2.4.bin                     xneko.bin
xanim-2683.bin                      xpaint-2.1.1.bin
xboard-3.1.pl1.bin                  xphoon.bin
xcal-4.1.bin                        xplaces.bin
xcalendar-3.0.bin                   xrn6-17.bin
xcb-2.3.bin                         xroach.bin
xcmap.bin                           xswarm-2.3.bin
xdu-2.1.bin                         xtetris-2.5.2.bin
xdvik-1.8.bin                       xypic-2.11.bin
xearth-0.92.bin                     yabba-1.00.bin
xfig-3.1.3.bin                      zip-2.0.1.bin
xkeycaps-2.11.bin                   zoo-2.1.bin

ET Linux is available for $25.00 plus shipping and handling from:
Executive Tools, Inc.
PO Box 215
Round Rock, TX 78680-0215
1 800 864-5150
1 512 218-9600
ord...@et.comland.com

Due to U.S. export restrictions we regret that this product is currently
available in the United States and Canada only.

We can be reached by email for product inquiries at the address
i...@et.comland.com.