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VAX donation request for package builds

Sebastian Reitenbach
Hi,

the VAXstation for the release builds died and the last one that got used
up to now for package builds is now used for the release builds.
That means, there is no VAX left for "regular" package builds, and release
package builds.

The VAXstation used so far was a VAXstation 4000/100, something with
eqivalent "speed" would be needed in Calgary for the package building again.



cheers,
Sebastian

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Re: VAX donation request for package builds

Thomas-2
I'm not willing to part with any of my Vaxstations since I'm actively using
them, but I'm willing to donate one of my VAX 4000 model 300s that are
sitting in my basement right now.   They have DSSI disks but I think one of
them has a SCSI card that I'll also part with.

They are the size of a small "bar fridge" that can sit underneath a desk

AND.  I'm in Calgary.   I'd need help moving it since these things are
heavy and need two people to go up stairs.



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:25 AM, Sebastian Reitenbach <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> the VAXstation for the release builds died and the last one that got used
> up to now for package builds is now used for the release builds.
> That means, there is no VAX left for "regular" package builds, and release
> package builds.
>
> The VAXstation used so far was a VAXstation 4000/100, something with
> eqivalent "speed" would be needed in Calgary for the package building
> again.
>
>
>
> cheers,
> Sebastian

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Re: VAX donation request for package builds

Thomas-2
Actually, I just spoke to one of my co-workers... he is an OpenBSD guy and
he knows Theo and the location of the build hardware, so I've lined up
someone to move it to its location, I've just got to wipe VAX/VMS from it
and install the recent build of OpenBSD.

------------------
Thomas Dzubin




On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'm not willing to part with any of my Vaxstations since I'm actively
> using them, but I'm willing to donate one of my VAX 4000 model 300s that
> are sitting in my basement right now.   They have DSSI disks but I think
> one of them has a SCSI card that I'll also part with.
>
> They are the size of a small "bar fridge" that can sit underneath a desk
>
> AND.  I'm in Calgary.   I'd need help moving it since these things are
> heavy and need two people to go up stairs.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:25 AM, Sebastian Reitenbach <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> the VAXstation for the release builds died and the last one that got used
>> up to now for package builds is now used for the release builds.
>> That means, there is no VAX left for "regular" package builds, and release
>> package builds.
>>
>> The VAXstation used so far was a VAXstation 4000/100, something with
>> eqivalent "speed" would be needed in Calgary for the package building
>> again.
>>
>>
>>
>> cheers,
>> Sebastian

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Re: VAX donation request for package builds

Thomas-2
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OK... sorry
The only other machine that I could offer is a Vaxstation 3100 m30, but it
doesn't even run VMS very well and probably would not be a very good build
machine.


On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Theo de Raadt <[hidden email]>wrote:

> Thanks for the offer, but I really cannot house a 4000/300.  Quite
> simply, that is too large.

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Re: VAX donation request for package builds

Darren Clark-2
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I just posted the original message to the comp.sys.dec list server.
Hopefully someone there will have an extra system or 2 to donate.
I've tried building (samba) on my MicroVAX 3100-40, but it is
painfully-painfully slow.

Do we have to have a VAX system to do builds on, or would it be possible
to use a VAX emulator?

Darren Clark




On 1/13/2014 10:06 AM, Thomas wrote:

> Actually, I just spoke to one of my co-workers... he is an OpenBSD guy and
> he knows Theo and the location of the build hardware, so I've lined up
> someone to move it to its location, I've just got to wipe VAX/VMS from it
> and install the recent build of OpenBSD.
>
> ------------------
> Thomas Dzubin
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I'm not willing to part with any of my Vaxstations since I'm actively
>> using them, but I'm willing to donate one of my VAX 4000 model 300s that
>> are sitting in my basement right now.   They have DSSI disks but I think
>> one of them has a SCSI card that I'll also part with.
>>
>> They are the size of a small "bar fridge" that can sit underneath a desk
>>
>> AND.  I'm in Calgary.   I'd need help moving it since these things are
>> heavy and need two people to go up stairs.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:25 AM, Sebastian Reitenbach <
>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> the VAXstation for the release builds died and the last one that got used
>>> up to now for package builds is now used for the release builds.
>>> That means, there is no VAX left for "regular" package builds, and release
>>> package builds.
>>>
>>> The VAXstation used so far was a VAXstation 4000/100, something with
>>> eqivalent "speed" would be needed in Calgary for the package building
>>> again.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> Sebastian

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Re: VAX donation request for package builds

Darren Clark-2
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What happened to the original system? Completely fried, or is it fixable
(power supply, RAM, ...)?



On 1/13/2014 10:06 AM, Thomas wrote:

> Actually, I just spoke to one of my co-workers... he is an OpenBSD guy and
> he knows Theo and the location of the build hardware, so I've lined up
> someone to move it to its location, I've just got to wipe VAX/VMS from it
> and install the recent build of OpenBSD.
>
> ------------------
> Thomas Dzubin
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Thomas <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I'm not willing to part with any of my Vaxstations since I'm actively
>> using them, but I'm willing to donate one of my VAX 4000 model 300s that
>> are sitting in my basement right now.   They have DSSI disks but I think
>> one of them has a SCSI card that I'll also part with.
>>
>> They are the size of a small "bar fridge" that can sit underneath a desk
>>
>> AND.  I'm in Calgary.   I'd need help moving it since these things are
>> heavy and need two people to go up stairs.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:25 AM, Sebastian Reitenbach <
>> [hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> the VAXstation for the release builds died and the last one that got used
>>> up to now for package builds is now used for the release builds.
>>> That means, there is no VAX left for "regular" package builds, and release
>>> package builds.
>>>
>>> The VAXstation used so far was a VAXstation 4000/100, something with
>>> eqivalent "speed" would be needed in Calgary for the package building
>>> again.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> Sebastian