Dear Andrew and Ralph,
On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:01:41 JST, Andrew Johnson <email@example.com>
In order that Ralph's Call For Volunteers receives as wide an audience
as possible, I'm forwarding this message to tech-talk (apologies to the
core-talk folks who've already seen it once). If your site expects to
need to run EPICS R3.14.9 on HP-UX, you should have someone step up now
or we may have to drop HP-UX from the list of architectures officially
supported by EPICS.
Are we the only HP-UX EPICS users on the planet?! I'll look into
our resource, but maybe we don't need newer versions of EPICS on
HP-UX. So... At KEKB, although I keep two HP-UX machines for
some reason and I have installed R18.104.22.168, the versions of HP-UXen
are V10.20 and V11.0 ... They are old and normally run R3.13
Instead, we may be interested in keeping Tru64 and FreeBSD.
Our main client platforms are Darwin and Tru64. We will re-
introduce Linux machines again, partially to replace HP-UX. Other
facilities like Linac, Photon-Factory and J-PARC are using Linux
as the main EPICS clients.
FYI, R22.214.171.124 on HP-UX V11.0 mostly works for me. Somehow,
startup/EpicsHostArch.pl did not work. Other than that, I
simply modified SHRLIB_SEARCH_FULLPATHDIRS in
CONFIG_SITE.Common.hpux-parisc, and it worked. Thanks to Ralph!!
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:27:06 +0100
From: Ralph Lange <Ralph.Lange@bessy.de>
To: EPICS Core Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
trying to resolve the situation with an outdated C++ compiler crashing
on the EPICS sources, I found out that BESSY doesn't seem to be able to
support testing Base on HP-UX any longer.
We are in the middle of converting to Linux, the software on our few
remaining HP-UX machines has been in frozen state for a while, so asking
for an update of a compiler to test a software that is not going to be
used on that platform
... sounds a lot like asking someone to waste time to be able to waste
I know we intended to keep HP-UX supported for 3.14 and I know there are
others still using HP machines, so I'm not feeling too happy with this
issue. In any case I would like to keep the HP-UX configuration files
around for a little longer.
Well, I'm throwing the ball high up in the air and start running ....
maybe one of the KEK colleagues (the only remaining HP users as far as I
know) is able to catch it?!
I'm definitely willing to continue helping with ideas and suggestions,
if someone takes over. No question. But without a current system and
compiler I'm not able to compile nor test.
There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest
bears and the dumbest tourists -- Yosemite National Park Ranger
Kazuro FURUKAWA <email@example.com>
Linac&KEKB, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan