Support for Mac OS Server and Mac OS X

Sebastian Rahtz
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 20:16:00 +0100 (BST)

Arthur Ogawa writes:
 > I am working with some other developers to generate binaries for Mac OS
 > X Server and Mac OS X and expect to have scripts debugged for install
 > ( and and build (source/configure) at some
 > point. 

 > My hope is that there is room on the TL6 CD for this additional set of
 > binaries

depends on you to nominate something to throw away...

 > I can say at this point that and do not
 > appear to work properly under Mac OS X Public Beta, and that
they need a complete replacement anyway, if you are feeling strong

I am quite surprised, however. Thomas Esser wrote them, and he writes
seriously solid shell scripts. 

On the other hand, if it cheers you up, I have another message today
confirming that SGI, like IBM, manage to ship a /bin/sh which is a
broken Korn shell.

 > I think I will get some help from Stephen Peters in working out the
 > build scripts, since he has successfully built the web2c binaries for
 > this platform. He has sent me his notes.


Please Please Please if you are going to work on this, use the change
management system (Perforce) to keep up to date with the current
source tree. Otherwise you'll end up sending us patches to old source,
which is a pain to work. Much better if you commit changes to the
source tree yourself, in a controlled way.

TL6's source tree is already considerably changed from TL5d; not least
because Fabrice rearranged directories.