Monthly Archives: April 2017

GCC 4.4.7 and pkgsrc-current (April/May 2017)

# env CC=/data/gcc-new/bin/gcc CXX=/data/gcc-new/bin/g++ CFLAGS=-O2 ./bootstrap CC libarchive/archive_check_magic.lo CC libarchive/archive_cmdline.lo CC libarchive/archive_cryptor.lo CC libarchive/archive_digest.lo CC libarchive/archive_entry.lo CC libarchive/archive_entry_copy_stat.lo CC libarchive/archive_entry_link_resolver.lo CC libarchive/archive_entry_sparse.lo libarchive/archive_entry_sparse.c:53: error: conflicting types for ‘archive_entry_sparse_add_entry’ libarchive/archive_entry.h:603: note: previous declaration of ‘archive_entry_sparse_add_entry’ was here libarchive/archive_entry_sparse.c:137: error: conflicting types … Continue reading


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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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Updated on 1st May 2017 – added some more gcc configure options 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 … 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 : 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 @ 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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Me and my Uncle

Really cryptic name of a song :) Really expresses the state of today’s cyber politics … take with a grain of whatever … ;)   Me and my uncle went ridin’ down, South colorado, west texas bound. We stopped over … Continue reading

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Installing OpenVMS V8.4-2 on alphavm Pt. 2

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So we have configured and enabled the TCPIP licenses and got everything up and running. Now lets get the TCPIP configured on OpenVMS. Configuration is menu driven and fairly simple. It is initiated by the following command @TCPIP$CONFIG.COM First … Continue reading

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