From: LeBlanc@manchester-computing-centre.ac.uk
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: ANNOUNCE: MCC Interim Release
Date: 19 Apr 1993 18:57:18 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
Message-ID: <1qusme$hfn@fitz.TC.Cornell.EDU>

MCC interim release of Linux 0.99 at patch level 8 with gcc 2.3.3
and shared libraries at 4.3.3 is now available by anonymous ftp from
ftp.mcc.ac.uk [130.88.203.12] in /pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p8.
This is a small release, which will fit on five 3.5 inch or six
5.25 inch floppies.  It includes all of the usual GNU utilities,
including time, gcc, bison, tar, flex, gawk, groff, etc, as well
as Rik Faith's utilities collections, the fsutils, mount (including
NFS mount), sysVinit, kermit, and tcpip programs, as well as full
kernel sources.  Full sources to all binaries are available by
anonymous ftp in /pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p8/source_files.  Full
patches are available as a 'package' during installation.  Extensive
README files describe the packages and their sizes when installed,
which is about 16 Mb.  They also include a walk-through of the
installation process.
 
Since everything except gcc and its binary utilities has been
recompiled under this version of the operating system and with this
release of the library, and most of it has been tested moderately,
this should be a relatively solid release.  (But see the BUGS+WARNINGS
file, particularly about the bug in syslogd which sometimes causes
virtual console 1 to hang).
 
Disadvantages: This release will not install on a 2Mb machine.
It doesn't contain X, emacs, lp software, cron, mailers, newsreaders,
or anything else I can't compile and test in a reasonable time.
But all of the standard releases of these products install and run
with no qualms -- I use emacs and X myself.  This release comes
at present only with UK keyboard kernels, but since the kernel source
is included, and since the distributed kernel contains a lot of
support for various SCSI devices, which most people are unlikely to
need (how many of you have 5 SCSI cards?), you probably ought to
recompile the kernel anyway.
 
Advantages: This release is small, fairly coherent, and unified.  It is
easy to install and fairly well documented.  All available man pages
are included.
 
Incidentally, all of the files, binary or text, installed by this
release are available separately by anonymous ftp from the site above;
see /pub/linux/binaries.

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From: LeBlanc@manchester-computing-centre.ac.uk
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: ANNOUNCE: MCC Interim Release
Date: 26 Apr 1993 12:04:28 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
Message-ID: <1rgj4c$g05@fitz.TC.Cornell.EDU>

MCC interim release of Linux 0.99 at patch level 8 with alpha patches,
including gcc 2.3.3 and shared libraries at 4.3.3, is now available by
anonymous ftp from ftp.mcc.ac.uk [130.88.203.12] in the directory
/pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p8+.  It has been only a couple of weeks
from the last release, but there have been a lot of bugs fixed, and
the new release abandons the 'ramdisk as root' approach, which MCC
interim has been using since Linux version 0.12.  This release can
once more be installed on machines with only 2mb of RAM.
 
The MCC interim version of Linux is a small release, which fits on
five 3.5 inch or six 5.25 inch floppies.  It includes all of the
usual GNU utilities, gcc, g++, gdb, bison, flex, tar, gawk, groff,
Rik Faith's utilities collections, fsutils, mount (including NFS
mount), sysvinit, kermit, tcpip programs, as well as full kernel
sources.  Full sources for every binary included in the release are
available in /pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p8+/source_files at the same
site, though only kernel source files are installed as part of the
distribution.
 
A new feature in this release is the provision of six alternate
versions of the kernel: two (the two boot disks) are compiled with
all SCSI disk, XT disk, IDE disk, tcpip, and NFS support included;
two (named ipide-*) do not contain SCSI or XT support, but do include
tcpip and NFS support, and two (named ide-*) contain only IDE disk
support.  One kernel of each pair is compiled with the UK keyboard,
and one each with the US keyboard.
 
Another new feature in this release is the ability to install all
packages from a DOS or Minix or Linux partition on the same machine.
You can also install (by whatever means) the tcpip package, then
install all the rest by mounting a a remote disk using NFS.  This
assumes that your system has an ethernet card supported without
patching the 'official' kernel source.
 
I am still re-editing the documentation, but it is available in its
current state.  Many software components of this release have been
upgraded recently, and I have included nearly all of them.  (I have
not included make-3.64, which is too buggy.)  Nearly all reported
bugs from the last release have been fixed, thanks in some part to
Pieter Immelman, and other omissions repaired, thanks in some part to
Patrick Mackinlay.
 
Advantages:  This release is small, coherent, and unified.  It is
even easier to install with the new root/boot disk, since menus guide
you through running fdisk, making swap and file system partitions, and
installing.  It is fairly well documented.  All available man pages are
included.
 
Disadvantages:  This release does not contain X, emacs, lp software,
cron, mailers, newsreaders, or anything else I can't compile and test
in a reasonable time.  But all of the standard releases of these
applications should install and run with no qualms -- I use X and emacs
myself.  The menu-driven install program is harder to document well.
 
All of the files, binary or text, installed by this release will be
available within a day or two individually by anonymous ftp from
ftp.mcc.ac.uk in the directory /pub/linux/binaries (which currently
still contains the files from the last release).
 
     -- Owen
     LeBlanc@mcc.ac.uk

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From: LeBlanc@manchester-computing-centre.ac.uk
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: MCC interim documentation
Date: 14 May 1993 19:09:35 +0300
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Lars Wirzenius)
Message-ID: <1t0g7vINN3vd@hydra.Helsinki.FI>

Now that the MCC interim distribution is back, my boss has asked
me to produce some documentation for it.  The current draft version
of this manual can be found at ftp.mcc.ac.uk [130.88.203.12] in
/pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.98.p8+.  The files are Interim.dvi and
Interim.ps.  I am not releasing the source to this manual for a
couple of weeks, perhaps, since I keep editing and changing it.
The manual is currently 68 pages including title page, contents,
and indices.
 
I hope experienced programmers don't find its tone too
condescending; it is, after all, aimed at beginners who are
probably installing the system for the first time.
 
     -- Owen
     LeBlanc@mcc.ac.uk

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From: LeBlanc@mcc.ac.uk (Owen LeBlanc)
Subject: MCC Interim Distribution 0.99.pl10
Message-ID: <1993Jul9.173808.5091@dg-rtp.dg.com>
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 93 17:38:08 GMT

MCC interim release of Linux 0.99 at patch level 10 with alpha patches,
includes gcc 2.4.5, libraries at 4.4.1, and net-2 tcpip software, is
now available by anonymous ftp from ftp.mcc.ac.uk [130.88.203.12] in
the directory /pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p10+.
 
The MCC interim version of Linux is a small release, which fits on
five 3.5 inch or six 5.25 inch floppies.  It includes all of the
usual GNU utilities, gcc, g++, gdb, bison, flex, tar, gawk, groff,
Rik Faith's utilities collections, fsutils, mount (including NFS
mount), sysvinit, kermit, tcpip programs, as well as full kernel
sources.  Sources for every binary included in the release are
available in /pub/linux/mcc-interim/0.99p10+/source_files at the same
site, though only kernel source files are installed as part of the
distribution.
 
A new feature in this release is the 'customise script' -- can anyone
suggest a better name? -- which allows you to run fdisk, mkswap, swapon,
mkfs, and install basic binaries, all from a single command.  This is
not useful during a first installation, but it helps people like me
who often need to install Linux on a large number of identical
machines in a short time.  Also, there is, of course, no longer a
separate version for US and UK keyboards; the keymaps for these two
versions are installed by default, though US users must change a link
to load the US keymap.

This time I am a little behind with the documentation, which should
be available (I hope) by Monday 12 July.  It is not all that different
from the documentation for the 99p8+ release, which is still on line,
though of course the number and sizes of packages is slightly different.
Many software components of this release have been upgraded recently,
and I have included nearly all of them.  (I have not included cpio-2.3,
which appeared this morning, or emacs-19.16, which appeared only two
weeks after its predecessor.)  Nearly all reported bugs from the last
release have been fixed, but there are a couple of new bugs as well.
 
Advantages:  This release is small, coherent, and unified.  It is
easy to install with the root/boot disk, since menus guide you through
running fdisk, making swap and file system partitions, and installing.
It is fairly well documented, if you don't mind using the old version
for a few days.  All available man pages and info files are included.
 
Disadvantages:  This release does not contain X, emacs, lp software,
cron, mailers, newsreaders, or anything else I can't compile and test
in a reasonable time.  But all of the standard releases of these
applications should install and run with no qualms -- I use X and emacs
myself.  The menu-driven install program is harder to document well.
You do have to go out and get extra software, instead of getting it all
at once.
 
All of the files, binary or text, installed by this release will be
available within a day or two individually by anonymous ftp from
ftp.mcc.ac.uk in the directory /pub/linux/binaries-4.4.1.

This distribution is mirrored at nic.funet.fi, at tsx-11.mit.edu, and
at sunsite.unc.edu, and I presume it should be available there in
a day or so.
 
     -- Owen
     LeBlanc@mcc.ac.uk


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