Well it seems that the old GNAT stuff from NYU.EDU is no more.
D:\gnat>ftp cs.nyu.edu Connected to cs.nyu.edu. 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ---------- 220-Local time is now 23:26. Server port: 21. 220-Only anonymous FTP is allowed here 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server. 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity. User (cs.nyu.edu:(none)): anonymous 230-Your bandwidth usage is restricted 230 Anonymous user logged in ftp> cd pub/gnat 250 OK. Current directory is /pub/gnat ftp> ls 200 PORT command successful 150 Connecting to port 54057 README c++-interface.ps.gz papers private 226 4 matches total ftp: 46 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 46000.00Kbytes/sec. ftp>
For those unfamiliar they provided binary builds of GCC for various platforms, including a bunch of RISC machines. It would be a great loss for anyone trying to bootstrap GCC on one of these platforms with missing parts.
Luckily I have saved them, and put them back online!
*Dec Alpha OSF4
*HP HPPA HPUX 10.20
*i386 Solaris 2.6
*SUN Sparc Solaris 2.5.1
*IBM PowerPC AIX 4.1
For anyone interested, this is how I used GNAT to turn Solaris 2.4 into something usable.
Wow, thanks for saving these great old compilers!
Yeah this stuff is too good to let it disappear on us! I’ve used the SUN SPARC and IBM AIX one before and both times it’s really saved me!
There seems to be a mirror on RWTH Aachen’s FTP server:
It even has a newer version (3.15p) but I dont know the original, so I can’t tell how complete it is
And it’s missing the SUN-i386 and RS/6000 builds.. Still, I’m glad I’m not the last person on earth with these things!