[ntp:questions] Re: VMS/UCX build?
stenn at maccarony.ntp.org
Tue Nov 25 07:18:19 UTC 2003
A POSIX shell would probably do the trick.
Have you seen: http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/gcc-vms/mail.txt
I think at least one of the FTP mirrors is still active.
Would http://gnv.sourceforge.net/ help?
Danny Mayer handled the Windows port; I gather at one time it was possible
to use cygwin and run "configure"; nowadays folks simply use the stuff
in ports/winnt/ and use the ntp.dsw thing. (Near as I can tell).
I have no idea what folks do for the mainframe or if it has even been done.
Is there a chance you could do something with a cross-compile environment?
That's what the vxworks folks do.
The other approach is to start with a Unix box, run configure, and then
edit config.h as needed. The Makefiles that get generated by "configure"
might be mostly OK.
You may need to create a ports/vms/ subdir that has the stuff needed
to build the code.
In article <q66dndBS3auCcl-iRVn-gg at comcast.com>,
Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>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,
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