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Subject: Re: [Fwd: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted]
From: Kazuro FURUKAWA <kazuro.furukawa@kek.jp>
To: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: EPICS tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>, Kazuro FURUKAWA <kazuro.furukawa@kek.jp>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 21:55:52 +0900
Dear Andrew and Ralph, 

>>> On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:01:41 JST,  Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov> wrote;
> 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 R3.14.8.2, the versions of HP-UXen 
are V10.20 and V11.0 ...  They are old and normally run R3.13 
clients. 

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, R3.14.8.2 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!!

Regards, Kazuro. 

> -------- 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>
> Organization: BESSY
> To: EPICS Core Talk <core-talk@aps.anl.gov>
> 
> Hello everyone,
> 
> trying to resolve the situation with an outdated C++ compiler crashing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
> more time.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Sorry -
> Ralph
> 
> 
> -- 
> There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest
> bears and the dumbest tourists -- Yosemite National Park Ranger

-----
Kazuro FURUKAWA <kazuro.furukawa@kek.jp>
 Linac&KEKB,  High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan


Replies:
Re: [Fwd: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted] Matt Bickley
Re: [Fwd: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted] Billy Adams
Re: [Fwd: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted] Noboru Yamamoto
References:
[Fwd: EPICS Base @ HP-UX: Volunteers wanted] Andrew Johnson

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