Some questions about NetBSD/mac68k

Some questions about NetBSD/mac68k

Post by Kenneth C. Y » Sun, 20 Aug 1995 04:00:00



I don't know if this is the right newsgroup to ask some questions on
the mac68k port of NetBSD.  If it is not, please excuse me and point
me to the right newsgroup.

I currently have a SE/30 with 5MB of RAM and a 80MB external SCSI
drive.  I just purchased a 365MB internal SCSI drive and plan to put
aside part of this new drive for use with NetBSD.  I'm also going to
upgrade to 8MB of RAM.  I've read the INSTALL file, and figured that I
need at least 50MB (binary) + 16MB (swap) + 105MB (source) = 171MB for
the NetBSD partitions.  I'm using the internal monitor for video, but
would consider getting a big external mono monitor to run X Windows in
NetBSD.  So my questions are:

1. Is there a free X Windows implementation to run on NetBSD/mac68k,
like XFree86 that runs on NetBSD/i386?  Or can I just get the generic
X sources and compile it?  Will it work?

2. If I really want to run X Windows on NetBSD/mac68k, how much more
disk space should I reserve for NetBSD/mac68k in addition to the 171MB
minimum?

3. If I get greedy and try to use*on NetBSD/mac68k as well, how
much more disk space do I need?  Do I wind up using all 365MB and
leave nothing for the MacOS?

Thanks in advance for any info that you can provide.

Ken

 
 
 

Some questions about NetBSD/mac68k

Post by Allen Brig » Wed, 23 Aug 1995 04:00:00




Quote:>I don't know if this is the right newsgroup to ask some questions on
>the mac68k port of NetBSD.

Sure.  At least as far as I'm concerned.

Quote:>I've read the INSTALL file, and figured that I
>need at least 50MB (binary) + 16MB (swap) + 105MB (source) = 171MB for
>the NetBSD partitions.

You'll probably want to give yourself a bit more space to fool around--
if you can afford to...

Quote:>1. Is there a free X Windows implementation to run on NetBSD/mac68k,

Yeah.  There's a monochrome-only port of X11R6.

Quote:>2. If I really want to run X Windows on NetBSD/mac68k, how much more
>disk space should I reserve for NetBSD/mac68k in addition to the 171MB
>minimum?

Hmmm.  Good question.  Probably at least another 20MB or so.  Again, give
yourself some extra room if you plan to do much...  For example, gcc
takes about 50MB if you want to do a full compile.  Most software
packages are smaller...  ;-)  (NetBSD/mac68k comes with gcc 2.4.5--like
most of the other NetBSD ports).

Quote:>3. If I get greedy and try to use*on NetBSD/mac68k as well, how
>much more disk space do I need?  Do I wind up using all 365MB and
>leave nothing for the MacOS?

I don't know on this one...

-allen

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Some questions about NetBSD/mac68k

Post by Kenneth Stail » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00


   NetBSD/mac68k comes with gcc 2.4.5--like most of the other NetBSD ports).

Except it's not truly 2.4.5, there are tons of fixes and hacks it in.

But if you want to do C++ (cringe) you will probably need [gcc 2.6.3 +
libg++ 2.6.2] at least.

~Ken

 
 
 

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