pkgsrc on Tru64 5.1B

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So after we have a usable GCC for Tru64 we can move on to put it to some good use. I prefer  pkgsrc. pkgsrc (package source) is a package management system for Unix-like operating systems. It was forked from the … Continue reading

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Compiling GCC 4.4.7 on Tru64 5.1B

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We don’t want to die … and having the Easter feast recently I wanted to bring from the dead the OSF1 Tru64 5.1B Unix once again. Another thing that I have brought from the dead is my old Twitter account … Continue reading

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Compiling sudo on OSF1 tru64 V5.1 2650 alpha

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Once you have all the Tru64 UNIX licenses in place, you want go multiuser. So add your users, groups etc and start worrying about elevating to root A short howto on compiling and installing  sudo 1.7.10p9 ( current legacy release) … Continue reading

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All Tru64 Unix 5.1b licenses !

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DEC Licenses were always hard to get :) just like the most quality mushrooms in the autumn forest.  When I was a small boy my grand-father taught me the art of mushroom hunting. I recognized the good ones, poisonous ones, … Continue reading

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Unix OS archaeology – Digital UNIX OSF1 V4.0 1091 alpha

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Next old system that I decided to have a look at is the Digital UNIX (Alpha) predecessor of Tru64 UNIX. For my test I have used the ISO available from here : https://winworldpc.com/product/digital-unix/40e This version is supposed to be supported … Continue reading

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Dumping OpenVMS/Tru64 alphavm_free memory – passwords !

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Mimikatz for OpenVMS ? … now this is lame but actually works to my surprise. Playing a little with gcore program from the gdb package on Debian X86_64, decided to dump the alphavm_free process memory to check for plaintext passwords … Continue reading

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Free OpenVMS 8.4-2 accounts till September 2017

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When I was young, I got my first free UNIX shell @ http://sdf.lonestar.org/ Now its 2017 and its my turn … 20 years after ! I humbly offer OpenVMS 8.4-2 shells for free to pay off my debt. Those interested … Continue reading

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