Details of the PUPS Archive

  The following is the list of `tapes' in the PUPS archive. Most of the tapes contain licensed material and cannot be publicly distributed. For each tape, an indented section describes the sticky label actually found on the tape.


v5root.gz is an RK05 image with Fifth Edition UNIX installed, from Dennis
Ritchie. Unfortunately, Dennis no longer has the documentation, so this
is strictly an incomplete distribution of Fifth Edition. Originally, the disk
wouldn't boot up under an 11/45; however, the book block from a 6th Edition
RK disk image can be used instead. The v5.origbootblock file contains the
original boot block. The most recent timestamp on any file is March 22nd 1975.

v5root.tar.gz is a tar archive of the contents of the RK05 image.


v6root.gz, v6src.gz and v6doc.gz are a set of three RK05 images of Sixth
Edition with root, /usr and documentation, from Dennis Ritchie. The tape
bootstraps are not included. The most recent timestamp on any file is
July 19th 1975.

v6root.tar.gz, v6src.tar.gz and v6doc.tar.gz are tar archives of the
three RK05 images.


v6.tape.gz is a copy of the Sixth Edition distribution tape which was sent in
by Ken Wellsch. The first 100 512-byte tape blocks contain the tape bootstrap
stuff. Blocks 100 - 4099 are the RK05 root image, blocks 4100 - 8099 are the
/usr RK05 image, and the blocks 8100 - 12099 are the /doc RK05 image.

[I should verify that this is identical to Dennis' copy of 6th Edition]
The most recent timestamp on any file in /usr and /doc is July 19th 1975,
as with Dennis' copy. However, the most recent file timestamp on root is
October 11th, 1975.

root.v6.tar.gz, usr.v6.tar.gz and doc.v6.tar.gz are tar archives of the
three RK05 images.


v7.tar.gz is a tar archive of 7th Edition from Henry Spencer. He says that
the tarball was made when he originally received the distribution from Bell
Labs, and it was ``just a matter of stripping out some preliminary goo that
   made the distribution tape self-booting, but I don't remember the details.
   ... So it's not in the original format, but it does have the original
   contents. There was a small addendum tape that some V7 sites got, with a
   few odds and ends of improvements and stuff that got left off the original
   tape by accident.''

v7.tar.gz is the distribution tar file. v7.patches.tar.gz is the patches file.
I'll build a proper tape for this someday. You may want to get Torsten's v7
and then bring this in over the top if you want a `virgin' v7.

The most recent timestamp on any file is June 9th 1979.


This set of files from Keith Bostic looks like the original tape records
from the 7th Edition distribution tape. I haven't had a look at them as
yet, but hopefully they are the virgin distribution.

This tarball contains an addenda to the 7th edition UNIX distribution tape,
and was released on `12/2/80'. 12th February 1980, or 2nd December 1980?

A brief summary of contents: many bug fixes. An lpr/lpd utility. A new awk.
Fsck! A new f77. More robust mag tape drivers.


V7M was an enhanced version of V7 that came out of DEC. A README in this
tarball says that:

                        UNIX/V7M SOURCE FILES

        This directory contains the source files for unix/v7m, which
        is unix version 7 modified to support the new DEC devices.
        Such as, the PDP 1144, rm02/3, rk06/7, rl02, and ts11.
        Unix/v7m has an overlay kernel for non-separate I/D space CPU's.
        Unix/v7m also contains maintainability enhancements and bug fixes.

	addenda - The Western Electric UNIX/V7 addenda dated 12/2/80.
	h       - Header files used by the source files.
	conf    - Assembley language and configuration files.
	dev     - Device drivers.
	ovdev   - Driver object modules for overlay kernel.
	sys     - The unix kernel.
	ovsys   - System object modules & LIB1 for overlay kernel.
	sas     - Standalone stuff, unix/v7m two stage bootstrap monitor.
	mdec    - Unix/v7m rp,rl,hp,hk disks, block zero boot code.


v7.gz is a bootable copy of Seventh Edition on an RL02 image, given to me by
Torsten Hippe. The kernel source differs from Adfa 81 in that there is extra
code, ifdef'd with the names XBUF, INSTRM, SYSACCT, LRUI and SEPID.

[Actually, I should compare it with Henry Spencer's v7. It seems to be
a heavily modified 7th Edition, dating a few years after Henry's copy.]
The most recent timestamp on any file is September 22nd 1988.

32V Tape

Although 32V isn't strictly a PDP-11 UNIX system, it is a very close
derivative of 7th Edition, so I thought it would be ok to archive it.

The tape comes from Keith Bostic, and is composed of three images,
file1, file2 and a tarball now called 32v_usr.tar. I assume that
all three were originally three separate records on a tape.

The information from Keith says:

	Block size for file1 is 512, block size for file2 is 10240.
	The first label on the tape:

		(2/22/80 written in pencil)

	The second label on the tape:


I haven't looked at file1 yet; I assume it's a set of bootstrap
records. file2 is most likely a backup of the root filesystem, but
I haven't tried to read it, or even work out what it is, yet.


tape0.bin.gz, tape1.bin.gz and tape2.bin.gz are three RK05 disk images
containing Mini-UNIX, sent in by Jay Jaegar. [Details of exactly what
Mini-UNIX is (a cut-down v6), and who wrote it, should go here].
The most recent timestamp on any file is December 22nd 1976.

Also in this directory are some files from ``an old Unix User Group tape''.
ug091377-ar.tar.gz has the original ar archives and ug091377.tar.gz has the
files from the archives. This tape dates from Sep 14 1977.

tape0.tar.gz, tape1.tar.gz and tape2.tar.gz are tar archives of the three
RK05 images.


The Readme in this tarball says that v6.compat is

  A Package to Support VAX Compatability Mode on UNIX-32V

                      Arthur W. Wetzel
                        735 LIS Bldg
    Interdisciplinary Department of Information Science
                  University of Pittsburgh
                   Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260

This is a brief description of a package to support the exe-
cution of PDP-11 programs on VAX UNIX-32V or Berkeley VMUNIX
in compatability mode.


This tarball of the 1st Berkeley Software Distribution, created by Bill Joy,
comes from Keith Bostic. Two files in the archive say:

	This tape includes sources and binaries for a quantity of UC
	Berkeley software.  The major items on this tape are the instructional
	Pascal system and the text editor "ex".  Other software here includes
	a modified shell, a new shell, new commands, and a "star trek" game.

	This tape reflects updates to Thu Jan 19 10:34:29 PST 1978

2BSD and 2.4BSD

The 2BSD tar archive comes from Keith Bostic, with a note that:

	[this is] Extracted from a 2BSD distribution tape.

	First [printed] label on the tape:

        	Second Berkeley Software Tape May 10, 1979    TAR 800BPI
        	%dd if=/dev/mt0 bs=1b skip=1 of=tar
        	%chmod 755 tar
        	% tar x
        	10000 blocks

	Second label on the tape:

       		The contents of this tape are distributed to UNIX licensees
        	only, subject to the software agreement you have with Western
        	Electric and an agreement with the University of California.

The top-level READ_ME in the archive gives a date of Thu Apr 19 1979.

In email, Keith Bostic says that `there was only one 2BSD release'; I assume
that this means that the others had minor numbers (2.8, 2.9, 2.10 etc.).

What is strange here is that Peter Salus' book `A Quarter Century of UNIX'
says that 2BSD was released in mid 1978. However, the dates above indicate
April 1979.

There is also a second copy of 2BSD on the UNSW 82 tape. I haven't
cross-compared the contents of the two files, but the Apr 19 1979 date
is also given, and the installation instructions are identical. I've left
a copy of this 2BSD in the archive as 2.4bsd.tar.gz, but the .4 is bogus.


The files in this directory are a complete distribution of 2.9BSD, sent in
by Steven Schultz.

	file1.gz is the bootblock+bootprogram for the TU10/TU16 tape
        file1.ts.gz is the bootblock+bootprogram for the TS11 tape
        file2.gz is the standalone 'cat' program
        file3.gz is the Table Of Contents (used by the 'cat' program)
        file4.gz is the standalone 'mkfs' program
        file5.gz is the standalone 'restor' program
        file6.gz is the standalone 'icheck' program
        file7.gz is the dump of the root filesystem
        usr.tar.gz is a tar image of /usr with relative pathnames
       		i.e. no leading /usr


2.9BSD-30aug85.gz is a tar archive containing patches for 2.9BSD.
Keith Bostic wrote the top-level README, which is dated  Aug 22 1985.


This is a complete distribution of 2.11BSD up to patch level 277, sent in
by Steven Schultz. The distribution includes the tape bootstrappers.
Note that Steven Schultz is still distributing new patches to 2.11BSD.
Steven writes:

	The format of a 2.11BSD boot tape is:

        File #  Block Size      Content
        ----    ----------      -------
         0      512             bootblock,bootblock,boot
         1      1024            disklabel
         2      1024            mkfs
         3      1024            restor
         4      1024            icheck
         5      10240           root.dump
         6      10240           tape1.tar1
         7      10240           tape1.tar2
         8      10240           tape2.tar1


As with the 32V release, this is worth archiving even though it isn't
for the PDP-11 architecture. Unfortunately I don't have any information
about this distribution except that I obtained it from Keith Bostic.
Peter Salus' book `A Quarter Century of UNIX' says that 3BSD came out
in late 1979.


DISTR.lsi.tar.gz is a tar archive of version 7 of the Xinu operating system,
a Unix clone for the LS1-11. Xinu was written by Douglas Comer.

	Tape label: System Source Disk
		    DD format URK? BS=24B count=203 800bpi 9track
		    UNIX System Source 1 of 1

A distribution of UNIX source from UNSW, with several changes. record0.gz is
an RK05 image laid out according to the `Boston Children's Museum' format
(i-nodes in the middle). Latest file timestamp is Jan 24 1978. There is only
kernel source, plus a `unswbatch' directory. The latter seems to hold the
source to a UNIX batch system developed by Ian Johnstone and other at the
School of Electrical Engineering at UNSW.

record0.tar.gz is a tar archive of the RK05 image.

	Tape label: UNIX Fun & Games & Pics
		    800 bpi  9 track itp Format Reel 1 of 1

Lots of BASIC programs and Ascii lineprinter pictures. record0.gz is an
itp archive. There is no UNIX-related stuff. Everything is dated Jan 22 1978.

	Tape label: System Disk
		    DD format URK? 800bpi 9track UNIX System Disk
		    1 of 1

Binaries to a UNIX system, no source code. Latest date is Jan 24th 1978.

	Tape label: UNSW 4th Distrib (2 files)
		    PWB-UNIX (Part 1) (1 file) TP format  800bpi
		    Sizes: 4303 5101 7326 records

Record0.gz is a tp format archive of the AUSAM modifications done at UNSW of
6th Edition UNIX, dated November 1979. Documentation and kernel sources exist,
but there is no source for libraries or ordinary commands. Most recent file
date is November 1st, 1979. The kernel diffs against UNSW 106 are small, so
UNSW 04 evolved from UNSW 106.

Record1.gz is a tp format archive of AUSAM programs and library source. This
is an assumption, as again the most recent file date is November 1st, 1979.

Record2.gz is a tp format archive of binaries and man pages for PWB-UNIX.
Latest date is September 8th 1978. There is no source code on the tape.

	Tape label: PWB UNIX (Part 2) 1 file   205
		    Level 7 UNIX      1 file   640
		    Berkeley Pascal \
		    Vrije Pascal    / 1 file   319 blocks
		    No Ring Ever

Record0.gz is a dtp archive of PWB-UNIX. Unfortunately there is a hard error
in record 0, and I was unsuccessful in recovering the rest of record 0, nor
record 1 and 2. The dirlist file shows what is in record 0. Latest date is
September 8th 1978.

	Tape label: Hebrew Distribution
		    Toronto Graphics Distribution DTP No Ring Ever

Yet another tp format, dtp. This one puts the offset of data in the first 8
bytes, starts the dir at offset 128, with 114-byte names. Progs/dtp can
extract it. The tape has no UNIX src. There are top-level directories gpac,
huji and tor. Latest date is December 20th 1979.

	Tape label: UNIX Source & Documentation
		    800 bpi  9 track itp Format Reel 1 of 1

Record0.gz is an itp archive of UNIX source code and documentation. I have no
clear idea as to the version archived. File dates range from August 21th 1976
to January 24th 1978. It has some UNSW modifications, with the highest
labelled `fix016' in param.h, and that's 16 decimal.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 7 Source
		    from tape #5 part 2 13/4/81

Just as it says. dtp format, also includes binaries. No WECo boot
records though (as described in `Setting up UNIX' in the V7 manuals).
The most recent timestamp on any file is August 22nd 1979.

UNSW 81 and UNSW 83 are identical. They contain Seventh Edition UNIX.
Looks like a complete distribution as well. There are hptmunix,
rphtunix and rptmunix kernels. No rk or rl ones, though.

[Compare these to Henry's tape]

	Tape label: UNIX L6
		    VRIJE and Berkeley Pascal from tape #5 part 3

Record0.gz is a dtp archive of at least Berkeley Pascal, in the pascal
directory. Actually there's a csh, and indicates that this is in
fact 2BSD. The READ_ME file in the pascal directory has a timestamp inside of
April 19th 1979.

The pc directory contains Pascal-VU (dated May 29th 1979) from Vrije
University, the Netherlands. Latest file date in the pascal directory is
August 1st 1979, and for the pc directory is October 30th 1979.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 7 Sources
		    from tapes 92 & 93
		    reel 1 of 1

dtp format. As the label says. Looks very much like tape 81. In
fact a comparison of the contents show it to be exactly the same.

	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source (tp)
		    from tape #4, part of file 2

tp format, no man pages. The file seems to be truncated, I got
block errors with my tp program.

	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source (tp)
		    from tape #4, file 3

tp format. /bin, /usr, /etc, man pages, i.e all but src.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 6 Source
		    PWB Part 2 from tape #5, part 1

This looks like it contains the source code to PWB 1.0. There are
no manuals and no binaries (well, a few scattered in source dirs).

	Tape label: UNIX Level 6 Source
		    Languages etc,

dtp format. Source for lots of languages. No system source.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 6 Source
		    Nroff Tables

dtp format. Yep, nroff tables, not very exciting.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 6
		    Source Archive

dtp format. Applications source, no system source.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 7 Source
		    UNSW (dtp)

The kernel on this tape has lots of diffs compared to Adfa 81.  I
cannot tell which is older, but from the dates (1979 vs 1981), I
assmume that this tape is older than Adfa 81. It would be good to
compare Adfa 81, Adfa 92 and the Torsten tape. There is only source
on the tape, no binaries.

	Tape label: UNIX Level 7 Source
		    UNSW (dtp)

I got hard read errors on this tape, so it's probably incomplete.

UNSW 106
	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source 1

This seems to be a 6th Edition patched with AUSAM, and something
else: the code has `fix025' style comments scattered around. This
needs investigation. The tape only has kernel source.

UNSW 107
	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source 2
		    (RK05 #24) (tp)

UNSW 108
	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source 3

UNSW 110
	Tape label: UNIX L6 Source
		    macro-linker, make, dostp, yacc, libS.old

Warren Toomey
Wed Feb 21 12:10:14 EST 1996