Originally posted to alt.binaries.old.nl by MeiMei.
Welcome to the December Edition of the InfoMagic Linux Developer's Resource CD-ROM 13 October 1994
Highlights of the current release: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kernel sources up to version 1.1.72.
XFree86 3.1 integrated into Slackware. XFree86 2.1 and XFree86 2.1.1 are also included.
DOOM for Linux. InfoMagic provided Linux CD's to ID Software to assist in the port and this is the reward ! You will find it in disc2/sunsite/games/x11/action/doom. Additional files are in disc2/sunsite/Incoming.
A demo of FlagShip, a dBase compiler for Linux, like Clipper under DOS. This was made available by Mark Bolzern.
A demo of "zbbs" from Maple Leaf Software.
A demo of Executor, a MAC emulator for Linux.
A demo of "UNIX Cockpit" for Linux.
A live image of a full Slackware 2.0.1 installation that may be used to run directly from the CD via symbolic links.
General Information about the Linux Developer's Resource ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These discs are published every two months (or so) and include snapshots of the TSX-11.MIT.EDU and Sunsite.UNC.EDU linux archives. As with previous editions we have included the complete GNU archive from prep.ai.mit.edu so as to be in full compliance with the GNU Public License, a copy of which is provided in the "gnu" directory.
The following are mirrored directly from their home sites: Slackware wine Kernel Sources sunacm (Networking Code) bogus distribution Flagship GNU sources JE & JF and (naturally) sunsite and TSX.
See the RoadMap at the end of this file for the layout of the 3-CDs.
These discs are mastered in ISO-9660 format with Rock Ridge extensions to preserve the long mixed case filenames and deeply nested directory structure. Every directory includes a file "YMTRANS.TBL" which lists the ISO-9660 compliant alias and the original filename. The sources in the YM_UTILS directory can be used to either copy or create symbolic links on systems that do not support the Rock Ridge extensions.
A few large packages common to TSX-11 & SuNSITE have been merged and put into top level directories. This includes the kernel distributions and XFree86.
Some popular packages have been removed due to copyright restrictions, these include: Mosaic, Netscape, kermit, getty_ps, ncftp, xv, and Chimera. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The HowTo docs have been pulled out and put into a directory directly off the root of disc 1. The HowTo material is also provided in the form of a Microsoft Multimedia Viewer title (along with the Viewer software) for browsing/searching under Microsoft Windows. The Viewer supports both hypertext access to all the HowTo's and full-text search. You may search for single words or phrases and find all occurrences in any of the documents. It will present a list of topics in which your search phrase was found as well as highlighting the text in each topic.
We have provided a setup program for the Viewer software and HowTo docs, select "File/Run" from the program manager and run X:\viewer\setup.exe (where X is your CD-ROM drive letter). The viewer may also be run directly from the CD. From the Program Manager of Windows, select "File/Run" and type in the following command:
where "X" is the letter corresponding to your CD-ROM.
Most of the distributions can be found off the root of disc 1 in the directory "distributions". Included distributions and their versions are shown below.
Slackware 2.1.0 SLS 1.0.6 TAMU 1.0-D JE Latest version from September MCC 1.0+ Debian 0.91 Beta (on disc 3) bogus 1.0.1
In the directory "lininst" on Disc 1, is a Microsoft Windows based installation utility that will assist you in selecting the correct boot kernel based on your hardware. It will create the boot & root diskettes for Slackware within Windows. It also detects your CD drives and floppy drives. It may be run directly from the CD, or copied to the hard disk. If for some reason it does not correctly detect your CD, you may invoke it with the drive letter on the command line to override the automatic CD detection.
SLACKWARE 2.1.0 Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Slackware is found below the "distributions" directory. The installation sets are in the directory "slackware" to match the InfoMagic menu option in the CD-ROM installation. The Boot & Root disks are in the directory "slakinst" to make them easier to find under DOS (where long file names are not allowed :-). Please refer to the installation notes in the "slakware" directory before proceeding. Contributed software is in the directory "distributions/slackware/contrib" on disc 1. Refer to the RoadMap below for the disc location of these directories.
Notes for NewComers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the "howto" subdirectory of disc 1, there are a series of HOWTO documents that provide detailed instructions on how to configure and install nearly every aspect of Linux. Please refer to these before starting if you have never done it before !
The easiest distribution to use seems to be Slackware. Please refer to the material in the "distributions/slakinst" directory on disc 1 for help in getting started.
The tools used to create the bootable floppies, for all the distributions, are in the directory "dos_util" on disc 1. This directory also contains a number of partition manipulation utilities including one called "fips" that can be used to resize DOS partitions without damaging them. Please read the file "fips09.doc" before using it.
The "boot" and "root" images have been uncompressed, so you may ignore the mention of "gzip" in the install notes.
RAWRITE, and various other DOS utilities are provided in the "dos_util" directory off the root of disc 1.
Note: The directory names shown above are DOS format. The actual file name which will show up in Linux is "distributions/slakinst/..."
disc1/distributions Root of all included distributions disc1/dos_util Tools for creating boot/root disks disc1/howto HowTo documents in text format disc1/viewer Microsoft Multimedia Viewer and HowTo Docs. disc1/lininst MS-Windows Installation Tool disc1/html HowTo docs in HTML format for use with a WWW browser.
disc2/sunsite Archive from sunsite.unc.edu disc2/sunacm Networking code from Alan Cox disc2/live Completely unpacked binaries from Slackware 2.1.0 Distribution
disc3/tsx-11 Archive from tsx-11.mit.edu disc3/kernel Kernel sources up to 1.1.72 disc3/X11 XFree86 2.1.0, 2.1.1, and 3.1 disc3/demos Demos of commercial packages disc3/debian The debian 0.91 distribution disc3/wine Windows Emulator archive disc3/other-packages Some packages we received specific requests for. disc3/JF Japanese HowTo docs disc3/gnu GNU archive from prep.ai.mit.edu