Last call for C-Kermit 7.0 AIX binaries

Last call for C-Kermit 7.0 AIX binaries

Post by Frank da Cr » Sat, 05 Feb 2000 04:00:00

C-Kermit 7.0 was announced here at the beginning of January:

We hope to be cutting the C-Kermit 7.0 CDROM very soon.  The CDROM contains
source code and as many prebuilt binaries and install packages as possible,
of which we have about 250 so far.  But there are still some holes in the
AIX area.

Most importantly, we need a binary with AIXLink X.25 included.  The code
was written for this during the development cycle, was tested, and works.
But the guy who did the work lost his access to the development system
before the final release.  It seems a shame to have all this wonderful
code that can't be compiled.  Maybe somebody from IBM can do it?

Second, we like to have binaries for each AIX release, since this tends
to get us around release-related incompatibilities (even though there
shouldn't be any :-)  Here's what we have and what we need.  The ones
marked with "+" on the left are current; those without the "+" (or not
listed at all) are needed:

  + cku196.ps2aixnetc-1.2.1              IBM PS/2    AIX 1.2.1
    cku192.rtaixc-2.2.1                  IBM RT PC   AIX 2.2.1
    cku192.rs6000c-3.1.5                 IBM RS/6000 AIX 3.1.5
  + cku196.rs6aix32c-3.2.0               IBM RS/6000 AIX 3.2.0
    cku192.rs6aix32c-3.2.2               IBM RS/6000 AIX 3.2.2
    cku190.rs6aix32c-3.2.4               IBM RS/6000 AIX 3.2.4
  + cku196.aix41-4.1.3                   IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.1.3
    cku192.rs6aix41c-4.1.4               IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.1.4
    cku192.rs6aix41c-4.2                 IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.2
    cku195b07.aix42-4.2.1                IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.2.1
    cku195b04.aix43-4.3.0                IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.3.0
  + cku196.aix43-4.3.1                   IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.3.1
  + cku196.aix43-4.3.2                   IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.3.2
  + cku196.aix43-4.3.3                   IBM RS/6000 AIX 4.3.3

Some that are not listed include:

    IBM RT PC, any OS (AOS, ACIS, 4.xBSD)
    IBM AS/400, AIX (any version)
    IBM RS/6000, AIX 3.0, 3.2.5, 4.2.x
    IBM 370 or 390 Series Mainframe, UTS (any version)
    IBM 370 or 390 Series Mainframe, IX/370 (any version)
    IBM 370 or 390 Series Mainframe, AIX/370 (any version)
    IBM 370 or 390 Series Mainframe, AIX/ESA (any version)

(We do, however, have one for Linux/S390!)

If you can build C programs on or for any these platforms and would be
willing to contribute a binary to the "digital archive", please let me


- Frank


1. Last call for C-Kermit 7.0 binaries

Well, maybe not *last* call...  But since the C-Kermit 7.0 announcement
on new year's day, I haven't heard from anybody building it on MkLinux,
LinuxPPP, or Linux/m68k.  The C-Kermit 7.0 site is:

Here's how to do it:

  user anonymous, password is your email address
  cd kermit/archives
  get cku196.tar.gz

  gunzip cku196.tar.gz
  tar xf cku196.tar
  make linux

(If you have any trouble with "make linux", try "make mklinux" or other
Linux-related target; let me know.)

To send in the binary:

  cp wermit cku196.linux-ppc-xxxv.v
                   ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^
                     A    B    C

A = makefile target (linux, mklinux, etc).
B = architecture (ppc, m68k, i386, sparc, alpha, etc).
C = is some indication of your Linux distribution and version,
     like "rh6.1" for Red Hat 6.1.


  user anonymous, password is your email address
  cd kermit/incoming
  put cku196.linux-etc-etc <-- whatever the filename is

We have more than 220 C-Kermit 7.0 binaries so far.  Let's make sure
Linux on PPC and m68k does not go unrepresented.


- Frank

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