icon Top 9 categories map      RocketAware > man pages >


Tips: Browse or Search all pages for efficient awareness of more than 6000 of the most popular reusable and open source applications, functions, libraries, and FAQs.

The "RKT couplings" below include links to source code, updates, additional information, advice, FAQs, and overviews.


Search all pages


By activity
Professions, Sciences, Humanities, Business, ...

User Interface
Text-based, GUI, Audio, Video, Keyboards, Mouse, Images,...

Text Strings
Conversions, tests, processing, manipulation,...

Integer, Floating point, Matrix, Statistics, Boolean, ...

Algorithms, Memory, Process control, Debugging, ...

Stored Data
Data storage, Integrity, Encryption, Compression, ...

Networks, protocols, Interprocess, Remote, Client Server, ...

Hard World
Timing, Calendar and Clock, Audio, Video, Printer, Controls...

File System
Management, Filtering, File & Directory access, Viewers, ...


RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD NetBSD

COMPAT_ULTRIX(8)        OpenBSD System Manager's Manual       COMPAT_ULTRIX(8)

     compat_ultrix - setup procedure for running Ultrix binaries under emula-

     OpenBSD/mips and OpenBSD/vax architectures can run Risc ULTRIX and Vax
     ULTRIX executables, respectively.  However, you have to worry about the
     legal issues of ensuring that you have a right to use any ULTRIX binaries
     on your machine.

     Most executables will work.  The exceptions include programs that use
     proprietary, Ultrix-specific features (LAT, CI support, DECnet support)
     and various system calls, ioctl()'s, or Ultrix kernel semantics that are
     difficult to emulate (e.g., Ultrix packetfilter) or buggy (e.g., Ultrix

     All Ultrix executables are static, so no shared libraries are required
     for Ultrix compatiblity. However, Ultrix is based on a 4.3BSD alpha re-
     lease.  Ultrix commands and libraries are often much older than their
     OpenBSD or even SunOS 4.x equivalents, and may require incompatible con-
     figuration files.

     Set up resolv.conf and svc.conf as below:

           # mkdir -p /emul/ultrix/etc
           # cd /emul/ultrix/etc
           # egrep 'domain|nameserver' /etc/resolv.conf > ./resolv.conf
           # cp -p /usr/share/samples/emul/ultrix/etc/* ./

     The Ultrix resolver library only understands domain and nameserver lines
     in /etc/resolv.conf(5).  You should create a copy of /etc/resolv.conf
     containing only those commands and put it in /emul/ultrix/etc/re-
     solv.conf.  Note that the domain search order used by Ultrix executables
     may not be the same as native binaries; there is no good way around this.

     Ultrix uses /etc/svc.conf to select an ordered search of YP, Hesiod, or
     local flat-file mappings.  You should create an /emul/ultrix/etc/svc.conf
     specifying either local files or bind (DNS) lookups for all Ultrix name

     RISC Ultrix YP(NIS) is known to not work.  The Ultrix YP libraries have a
     consistent endian-ness bug. Ultrix YP client will not inter-operate with
     the OpenBSD ypbind(8) process.  The only workaround is to use
     /etc/svc.conf to disable YP(NIS).

     The ndbm hashed-password file used by Ultrix are incompatible with the db
     hashed-password file used by OpenBSD. There is no good solution for this.
     (YP would be a good one, if Ultrix YP worked.)

     The API used by Xservers to talk to the kernel is currently compatible
     with Ultrix 4.1.  An implementation of the Ultrix 4.2 Xws interface (used
     by X11R6) is in progress.

     A complete list of things which fail to work in Ultrix compatibility mode
     should be added here.


OpenBSD                          June 7, 1997                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

(Corrections, notes, and links courtesy of RocketAware.com)

[Detailed Topics]

[Overview Topics]

RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD NetBSD

Rapid-Links: Search | About | Comments | Submit Path: RocketAware > man pages > compat_ultrix.8/
RocketAware.com is a service of Mib Software
Copyright 1999, Forrest J. Cavalier III. All Rights Reserved.
We welcome submissions and comments