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4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:08 am

http://www.nekochan.net/downloads/index ... =foetz%2F4

a very small collection of some coffs. not sure how much more to come here because the compiler is not very generous :P
these also work fine with irix 5.x.
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Unread postby vishnu » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:22 am

Wow nice! What compiler are you using for these?
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby cris_adder » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:16 am

Thanks for these..! I will be using these on 5.3...

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Unread postby foetz » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:08 am

vishnu wrote:Wow nice! What compiler are you using for these?

the original mips c 3.10 :D
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby jan-jaap » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:10 am

I've got some on my FTP also: ftp://ftp.jurassic.nl/pub/irix/gnu/irix-4.0/
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:01 am

jan-jaap wrote:I've got some on my FTP also: ftp://ftp.jurassic.nl/pub/irix/gnu/irix-4.0/

oh yeah, i imagine gcc was no fun :P
did you use that gcc for the rest or the native stuff?
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:36 am

This is all 10 years old, but I think I first compiled all the packages GCC depends upon using the native tools. This often means rather crude hacks and/or using very old versions of these GNU packages.

Then bootstrap GCC, and finally rebuild everything with the GCC just built. Including GCC itself.

Code generation of GCC v3 wasn't all that terrible compared to the MIPS UCODE compiler. But GCC takes a lot more CPU cycles to do the compilation which can be a problem when all you've got is a 33MHz R3000. I think I used a 200MHz R4400 Indigo2 running a late version of IRIX 4.0.5.

At the very least IRIX 4.0 has a more or less complete ANSI C library. Not any of the fancy POSIX stuff, but still. You should try compiling software for IRIX 3.3: pre-ANSI library, K&R compilers. Now there's a challenge :P
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby jpstewart » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:52 am

Thanks for those builds. It's nice to see I'm not the only one who still has a fondness for 4.x!

At one point I was going to build a bunch of freeware for 4.x myself, but I never seem to have as much time as I'd like with my SGIs. :(
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:36 am

jpstewart wrote:Thanks for those builds. It's nice to see I'm not the only one who still has a fondness for 4.x!

At one point I was going to build a bunch of freeware for 4.x myself, but I never seem to have as much time as I'd like with my SGIs. :(

it takes time indeed. even with gcc a lot of things are missing from irix itself so it makes no difference sometimes.
that said i'll keep trying the popular stuff but there might not be much that actually goes through. at least not without major rewrites
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:16 pm

  • nedit3.bz2
  • zlib_128-gcc.tar.bz2
  • coreutils-gcc.tar.bz2

coreutils are not complete but almost. a few of the proggies required stuff irix 4.x doesn't have
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:03 am

  • libsnprintf.tar.bz2

libsnprintf contains snprintf, vsnprintf, asprintf and vasprintf. it's the same one i used for dillo3 for 6.2. it includes a static lib and a ucode lib. both not stripped so you can use it in any way you prefer. it does also work with all later versions of irix that support coff.
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:28 pm

  • wget.bz2
  • tcltk_805.tar.bz2
  • sed.bz2
  • readline_4.tar.bz2
  • patch.bz2
  • ntp_412.tar.bz2
  • libxml_174.tar.bz2
  • libxml2_2212.tar.bz2
  • libisnan.tar.bz2
  • libiconv_17.tar.bz2
  • curl_76.tar.bz2

libisnan is a replacement for isnan which irix4 doesn't have. static lib, ucode lib and prototype included. not stripped.
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby jpstewart » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:30 am

Thanks again, foetz. That last set of packages is impressive. I know I'll be able to put wget and ntp to good use. And some of those libraries will likely ease porting some other stuff, too. Great work!
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby foetz » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:35 am

that's the idea :-)

it should give a nice foundation for quite a number of things. be it freeware or your own stuff. in fact due to curl and libxml it's even possible to make quite a "modern", internet savvy program
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Re: 4.x packages

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:13 am

I don't know where you find the time foezt but this is awesome! How many people do you have on your staff anyway...? 8-)
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