ACK Modula-2 and Pascal compilers for Minix 2.0.0
This directory contains the binaries and library sources for the ACK
Modula-2 and Pascal compilers that can be added to Minix 2.0.0. (And to
Minix 1.7.2 and inbetween versions, although that has not been tested
Minix already has a C compiler derived from the Amsterdam Compiler Kit,
but thanks to a misunderstanding the Modula-2 and Pascal compilers were
not added to the distribution. The next distribution of Minix will have
them by default.
Two packages are available for the 16 and 32-bit versions of Minix:
ack_i86.taz - 16-bit version.
ack_i386.taz - 32-bit version.
To install use FDVOL to place the proper file on a floppy, and
run setup /usr under Minix to load the files onto your system.
The binaries of the new compiler passes will be installed, several
Makefiles replaced, and library sources for the Modula-2 and Pascal
(The 32-bit version also contains all other compiler passes to make
sure that you have the latest binaries in case you source-upgraded all
the way up from 1.7.0.)
Log in as bin. If your system runs in 16-bit mode then run
make install in src/commands/i86/ to recompile the 16-bit
On either kind of system, run make install in src/lib/ to
compile the Modula-2 and Pascal additions to the library. The compilers
are now ready for use.
The manual page cc(1) will be renewed. It now focuses on the
32-bit driver, with differences with the 16-bit compiler noted where
appropriate. A new manual page ACK(7) is added that contains a
large amount of additional information on the ACK compilers. Use
makewhatis /usr/man to allow the man command to find it.
Kees J. Bot (firstname.lastname@example.org)