Where can I get Irix 6.5 ? - SGI

This is a discussion on Where can I get Irix 6.5 ? - SGI ; On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 23:38:32 -0800, Linux on SGI User wrote: > "Mario Schödler" wrote in message news: ... >> And what about the not so legal way to get Irix 6.5 just for me? >> (I just want ...

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  1. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 23:38:32 -0800, Linux on SGI User wrote:

    > "Mario Schödler" wrote in message news:...
    >> And what about the not so legal way to get Irix 6.5 just for me?
    >> (I just want to try to find a version)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > do not listen to these anti open source people!
    >
    > you should probably find and install Linux for MIPS since you do not
    > want to waste your time with IRIX which is not going to be around much
    > longer.


    Why?

    The only graphics driver that you could run on an SGI is the "newport"
    driver, which from what I've seen on the XFree86 site and a few other
    sites, limits you to to either an Indy or an Indigo2 XL.

    Of course, there may be a commercial driver you could buy, but you don't
    strike me as the sort of Linux user who believes he should ever pay for
    anything. In fact, you remind me of me about 5 years ago. I never
    realised how bad I was. :-)

    Alistair
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  2. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Alistair Sutton wrote:
    > On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 23:38:32 -0800, Linux on SGI User wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Mario Schödler" wrote in message news:...
    >>
    >>>And what about the not so legal way to get Irix 6.5 just for me?
    >>>(I just want to try to find a version)
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>do not listen to these anti open source people!
    >>
    >>you should probably find and install Linux for MIPS since you do not
    >>want to waste your time with IRIX which is not going to be around much
    >>longer.

    >
    >
    > Why?
    >
    > The only graphics driver that you could run on an SGI is the "newport"
    > driver, which from what I've seen on the XFree86 site and a few other
    > sites, limits you to to either an Indy or an Indigo2 XL.




    AFAIK there is some support for the o2's framebuffer. And if you just
    want to play around a bit, putting linux on an indy can be pretty much
    fun ;-)

    Holger


  3. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Greg Douglas wrote in message news:<101ha5rorvo5a0@corp.supernews.com>...

    > That being said, I can personally say that I've never bought one
    > of Microsoft's products, yet I have all the latest crap (SW)for my
    > desktop PeeCees. Yet somehow, I don't feel like a thief, even
    > though I suppose I am, by definition.



    Somehow, robbing Al Capone doesn't carry the same ethical baggage
    that knocking over your corner grocer would carry. Yeah, I know ...
    stealing is stealing, blabla ... but in some cases, stealing really
    *isn't* stealing. Ali Baba was the good guy, remember ?

  4. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Dans article <101ha5rorvo5a0@corp.supernews.com>, gdouglas@reputable.com
    disait...
    >
    > That being said, I can personally say that I've never bought one
    > of Microsoft's products, yet I have all the latest crap (SW)for my
    > desktop PeeCees.


    I have the "latest crap" for my last windows PC : OpenOffice, Mozilla,
    7zip, the Gimp... 100% freeware and no problem. Nobody but specialists
    need MS Office or Photoshop.

    --
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  5. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Greg Douglas wrote:
    >
    > Hmm.... are there OpenSore (tm) "solutions" for Quickbooks,


    I can't compare it directly to Quickbooks, but SQL-Ledger is a fine
    open-source accounting package. It's web based, so it needs a
    webserver, Perl, and a supported database (DB2, Oracle, Postgres). So
    the server side should run under IRIX. The client should be fine from
    any browser, too. http://www.sql-ledger.org/

  6. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    John-Paul Stewart writes:

    > Greg Douglas wrote:
    >>
    >> Hmm.... are there OpenSore (tm) "solutions" for Quickbooks,

    >
    > I can't compare it directly to Quickbooks, but SQL-Ledger is a fine
    > open-source accounting package. It's web based, so it needs a
    > webserver, Perl, and a supported database (DB2, Oracle, Postgres). So
    > the server side should run under IRIX. The client should be fine from
    > any browser, too. http://www.sql-ledger.org/


    From demos, SQL-Ledger looks useful, but it requires two perl modules
    which aren't in my fw_perl 5.6.1 - DBI and DBD. These are not simple to
    install - see thread in c.s.sgi.admin in beginning of January - so,
    getting a working SQL-Ledger under Irix is not straightforward. Wish it
    were, it's installed and configured on my system.

    rb
    --


  7. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    rb wrote:
    > From demos, SQL-Ledger looks useful, but it requires two perl modules
    > which aren't in my fw_perl 5.6.1 - DBI and DBD. These are not simple to
    > install - see thread in c.s.sgi.admin in beginning of January - so,
    > getting a working SQL-Ledger under Irix is not straightforward. Wish it
    > were, it's installed and configured on my system.


    DBI/DBD can be installed by anyone with a 4th grade education.

    There is also little need to use fw_perl if you are doing heavy module
    and/or customization to perl itself. just use fw_gcc to compile perl5
    and then build DBI and whatever DBD that fits your particular database.

    cheers.

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  8. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    cosmos writes:

    > rb wrote:
    >> From demos, SQL-Ledger looks useful, but it requires two perl modules
    >> which aren't in my fw_perl 5.6.1 - DBI and DBD. These are not simple to
    >> install - see thread in c.s.sgi.admin in beginning of January - so,
    >> getting a working SQL-Ledger under Irix is not straightforward. Wish it
    >> were, it's installed and configured on my system.

    >
    > DBI/DBD can be installed by anyone with a 4th grade education.


    Thank you for the recommendation, though not quite anyone...trying to
    complie Perl (5.8.3, obtained from CPAN), I get stuck at

    gcc -c -D_BSD_TYPES -D_BSD_TIME -mabi=64 -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/gnu/include -DLANGUAGE_C -O3 -DVERSION=\"1.02\" -DXS_VERSION=\"1.02\" -fpic "-I../../.." C.c
    Running Mkbootstrap for B::C ()
    chmod 644 C.bs
    rm -f ../../../lib/auto/B/C/C.so
    LD_RUN_PATH="" gcc -mabi=64 -L/usr/lib64 -L/usr/gnu/lib C.o -o ../../../lib/auto/B/C/C.so
    ld64: ERROR 33: Unresolved text symbol "main" -- 1st referenced by /usr/lib64/mips3/crt1.o.
    Use linker option -v to see when and which objects, archives and dsos are loaded.

    and about 20 more "ld64: ERROR 33:..." before exiting

    I've read the README.irix, searched Google, etc, no luck. Any help would
    be appreciated

    rb
    --


  9. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    rb wrote:
    > cosmos writes:
    >
    > Thank you for the recommendation, though not quite anyone...trying to
    > complie Perl (5.8.3, obtained from CPAN), I get stuck at


    not quite sure why you are bothering with 64bit perl...

    anyhow i will take this discussion offline with you at this point.


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  10. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Emmanuel Florac wrote:
    > Dans article <101ha5rorvo5a0@corp.supernews.com>, gdouglas@reputable.com
    > disait...
    >>
    >> That being said, I can personally say that I've never bought one
    >> of Microsoft's products, yet I have all the latest crap (SW)for my
    >> desktop PeeCees.


    > I have the "latest crap" for my last windows PC : OpenOffice, Mozilla,
    > 7zip, the Gimp... 100% freeware and no problem. Nobody but specialists
    > need MS Office or Photoshop.


    I tend to disagree. Experts uses real wordprocessing sw ( quark express,
    pagemaker troff etc) MS Word is only a wanna-be word-mungler in the same
    arena as staroffice.


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  11. Re: Where can I get Irix 6.5 ?

    Dans article , phn@icke-reklam.ipsec.nu
    disait...
    >
    > I tend to disagree. Experts uses real wordprocessing sw ( quark express,
    > pagemaker troff etc) MS Word is only a wanna-be word-mungler in the same
    > arena as staroffice.
    >


    Sure, just more expensive and crash-prone.

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