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