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

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Wed Nov 26 00:50:04 UTC 2003


"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message news:<q66dndBS3auCcl-iRVn-gg at comcast.com>...
> 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.
> 
Not really. I was close to VMS engineering but I never needed to know the
details of the clock interface, and applications certainly didn't use
DCL to set the clock.

> 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?
> 
ntp builds on Windows, I'd replace IBM mainframes and OS400s with Unix boxes.

Danny

> 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.
> >
> >H
> >  
> >



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