Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:January:08 Monday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1996/1/8 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:31790 Activity:nil
1/3/96  Welcome to Soda mk IV.  As this is an entirely new machine, and
        a new operating system, there are going to be problems.  Please
        be patient, we (root) are doing our best to isolate and correct
        problems that arise.  Mail is being delivered but is not all
        here yet.  Some home directories are not online yet; unlike old
        soda, if your home directory is offline, you will not be able
        to log in.  home directories should all be fixed within a couple

        soda IV runs DYNIX/PTX 4.0.1.  This is a SysV based operating system.
        That means that MANY COMMANDS WORK DIFFERENTLY; read the man
        pages for descriptions of the new options (particularly to ls and ps).
        Some BSD-ish commands are in /usr/ucb, some are in /usr/local/bin.
        For BSD-ish tty behavior, you'll want to add the following lines
        to your .cshrc:
        stty erase ^H
        stty kill ^U
        stty intr ^C
        (and maybe more).
        There is a lot of software which has not yet been compiled. DO NOT
        If you want it, get the source off the net and compile it.

        MAILING LISTS: Due to permissions problems, you probably don't
        own the /usr/lib/aliases.include/list file for your mailing lists
        (if you have any).  Mail root and we'll fix it.

Notices for people compiling software:
1996/1/8 [Computer/SW/Compilers] UID:31791 Activity:nil
12/30   gcc 2.5.8 is now installed and apparently working.
        gcc 2.7.2 is installed as /usr/local/bin/gcc; it does NOT work with
        the -g option, use gcc-2.5.8 or cc if you need -g.
        gnu ld does not work properly yet.

1996/1/8-9/29 [Uncategorized] UID:31792 Activity:nil
1996/1/8 [Uncategorized] UID:31793 Activity:nil
1/08    Anyone know when skool starts?
1996/1/8 [Uncategorized] UID:31794 Activity:nil
1/07    Hi everyone.  Tomorrow, I get all four wisdom teeth pulled.  Is
        pre/post-pulling advice that anyone can offer?  No scare stories please.
        Thanks.  -Barn
        \_ Make sure you get the full anasthesia thing.  It's gr-r-r-reat!
1996/1/8 [Uncategorized] UID:31795 Activity:nil
1/07  Why does the wildcard * not work in this system?
        \_ Maybe you just don't know how to activate it.
          \_ maybe he's just a MAJOR FUCKING TWINK
         \_ definitely you're a major fucking loser
1996/1/8 [Uncategorized] UID:31796 Activity:nil
1/07    The new OS sucks:  tset is gone, tty names suck, then it has the
        idiotic "feature" that you can't login if your ~ isn't there, and
        I'm sure more to come...
        \_ tset is a piece of shit.  tty names are more robust.  Not logging
           in if your ~ isn't there is the proper way to handle it.
        \_ Sure, it sucks, but at least it 'works'.
1996/1/8 [Computer/SW/Mail, Recreation/Woodworking] UID:31797 Activity:nil
01/06   Anyone else have Pine die on them and find that there is no
        backup of the interupt letter?  Soda Mark IV : Unstable
        \_ pine sucks -aaron
        \_ Well gee, as far as I know source for pine is available on the
           net.  Find it and fix it, or use a less broken mail program.
        \_ there's some ptx only pine patches out on the net somewhere,
        \_ Pine is working stably for me, but since I'm so stoopid, I have
           to use HIP, and I'm having trouble getting this doo-hickey thing
           recognize a dec-vt220,
         so the only way I can get Pine or Pico
           or any other fancy-schmancy program with a menu interface to run
           is to telnet into my UC Link account first and specify a vt100
           terminal, which Soda would then recognize.  I have no idea how to
           specify a terminal manually and directly because tput's just to
           cryptic for me.  (Yes, this is a pathetic plea for help, but also an
           alternative means of accessing Pine for anyone interested, but
           you're all probably Unix savvy gods and smarter than me anyway,
           so why don't I just to that corner right now and go fuck myself.)
           \_ Ok.
1996/1/8 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:31798 Activity:nil
01/06   Does anyone know anything about the book "Unix Unleashed"?  I'd
        like a one-book tutorial/reference for various aspects of UNIX.
        Is this any good?  Can anyone recommend anything else? -calbear
        \_ A little (very superficial) about everything.  Good for unix,
         rather short for sys admin work.  (The red Sys Admin book w/ cd
        is good for that)  -jor
        \_ Stay away from any "... Unleashed!" books from Sams Publishing.
           They're all just bloated articles of crap thrown together
           to make the book as thick as a phone book. Especially
           stay away from Linux Unleashed, which contains a lot of errors.
           - atom
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:January:08 Monday