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Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Free system that could be "real Unix".
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:32:16 -0700
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On Oct 16, 4:02 pm, Stephane CHAZELAS <this.addr...@is.invalid> wrote:
> 2007-10-16, 14:00(-07), mike3:
<snip>
> > Well, I could not check the recent SUS (Single UNIX Specification),
> > since to get a copy would cost $250 (!). I don't have that kind of
> > free
> > money on hand yet to blow on it.
>
> [...]
>
> ???
>
> SUSv3 can be freely browsed 
> fromhttp://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/toc.htm
> and downloaded fromhttp://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/download
>
> And you can even download a debian package with the full HTML
> doc for both susv2 and susv3 from any debian mirror.
>

I didn't see that. Thanks a lot.

> But it's true the CDROM version would cost $250 for some reason
> (?!).
>

<snip>
> >> There was an implementation:
> >>   <http://www.gcom.com/linux/lis/>
>
> See also Fast-STREAMS (its replacement) from the openss7 project
> and there also exist commercial versions both in user and kernel
> space.
>

Hmm.

<snip>
> STREAMS is optional in SUS including for systems claiming XSI
> (X/Open System Interface). 
> Seehttp://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/help/codes.html#XSRhttp://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap02.htm...
>

So then why all this stuff about it being needed for a libre
Unix system, anyway (or any Unix system, for that matter,
even proprietary)?

> --
> St├ęphane



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