[vcf-midatlantic] ESIX System V

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Fri Sep 6 17:52:08 EDT 2019


On Fri, 6 Sep 2019, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> On 9/6/19 5:28 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Do a stack of ESIX System V disks mean anything to anybody here? My
>>> understanding is that it's Unix System V for AT&T. I am unable to read
>>> the
>>> disk contents outside of a PC disk drive.
>>
>>    Yep.  I used to run ESIX on my home system in the erly '90s.  Cost me
>> $1,300 back in the day for an unlimited user development system.  At
>> that point, there weren't many options for Unix on a 386/486.  SVR4 has
>> all the goodies: networking, X11, BSD utilities, compilers.  Distributed
>> by Everex.
>
>  Everex did more than distribute it; they started with AT&T SysV, wrote
> most of the drivers, and integrated the BSD extensions.
>
>> I don't remember what format the disks are in.
>
>  The distribution I ran was on 5.25" HD (1.2MB) floppies.

    So is mine, but I was referring to the format of the contents.  I think 
they might be in SVR4 .pkg format.  Solaris might be able to read the 
contents.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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