[ntp:questions] Re: VMS/UCX build?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 25 05:56:46 UTC 2003

It's my understanding that porting"sh" to VMS is close to impossible if 
you aren't VMS Engineering!  DEC never documented the supervisor mode 
interface into the O/S that was used by DCL and, once upon a time, by 
MCR.   It's quite the opposite of Unix, where anyone can write a shell 
and nearly everyone has.  It's just barely possible that I could get the 
Posix shell installed.

OTOH, if I knew what information configure needed and what it did with 
it, I might be able to supply it  somehow.

What do you do if you need to build NTP for Windows, an IBM mainframe,  
OS400, etc?

Harlan Stenn wrote:

>Running "configure" will generate the Makefiles from the 
>Makefile.in files.
>It will also generate config.h.
>I suspect you will need to get some sort of "sh", and probably "sed" and
>a few other tools ported over first.
>I am happy to help, but I haven't touched VMS for a Long Time, and back
>when I did use it it was only briefly.
>I can certainly make needed changes based on your experience, however.
>And I'd appreciate your documenting your experience at twiki.ntp.org.

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