How easy is it to get HP-UX going for hobby purposes?

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Re: How easy is it to get HP-UX going for hobby purposes?

Unread postby TruHobbyist » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:57 am

... or will I need to go through shenanigans to get a development environment going?

Basically you have two options here:

1. Grab the Developer's Bundle from an HP-UX Application CD/DVD or from the net (eval versions were freely available years ago, maybe someone can provide you a copy).

Application CD/DVD listing (11i v1):
http://www.hp.com/softwarereleases/rele ... 3-8337.htm

Developer's Bundle (11i v3 only):
https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swde ... 9007AAEVAL


2. Use gcc (11i v1, v2, v3):

http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Gnu/gcc-4.2.3/


If you plan to use X in any way (headers, libraries, manpages, ...) you'll need an extra depot. Take a look here (registration required):

https://h20392.www2.hpe.com/portal/swde ... egory=DTDC

While I'm waiting: these applications that require licensing, what kind of stuff are we talking here?

Since 11i v1, HP bundles its OS in packages/bundles called Operating Environments (OE). As to my understanding, some OEs required a codeword, others not. The example listing above for 11i v1 requires one, otoh my bundle doesn't (MCOE).


Good luck and welcome,

Tru

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Re: How easy is it to get HP-UX going for hobby purposes?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:14 am

I use TCOE on my C8000.
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Re: How easy is it to get HP-UX going for hobby purposes?

Unread postby SAQ » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:24 pm

My HP stuff is at my parents, but as I recall the base headers are included, so you can run GCC without any problems (similar to what SGI does with 6.2-6.5). The aCC compilers are an extra-cost option. Most of the other codeword software is enterprise stuff, such as OnlineJFS (biggest thing you'd probably use there is shrinking VxFS filesystems online). At one point HP was giving away 11i v1 "the full deal" with all the fixins, but since then PA-RISC has been depreciated and the big systems have been spun off.
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Re: How easy is it to get HP-UX going for hobby purposes?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:18 am

That "all the fixins" set is what I think I have. I ordered it from them directly.
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:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
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