[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,
Harlan Stenn wrote:
>Running "configure" will generate the Makefiles from the
>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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