announcing the availability of 4.3BSD Usenix manuals
chapman at cory.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Oct 2 11:17:01 AEST 1986
In article <3815 at amdahl.UUCP> chongo at amdahl.UUCP (Landon Curt Noll) writes:
>Heck, folks can just plunk down $'s at the CS library at Berkeley can obtain
>a set of manuals. Thats how I got my 4.2BSD set. Has something happened
>with 4.3BSD? Why can't Usenix provide a service for folks who can't get
>to Berkeley? (or even for folks who can?)
Several (possible) problems with that now:
A) The "CS Library" you refer to, where you used to be able to get
manual sets and lotsa other goodies (that's where I got mine),
has closed. The "lotsa other goodies" have been divided up
among several sources, now, including other campus libraries,
the campus bookstore, and a local copy shop. It is unclear
what will happen about UNIX manuals. I hope they'll end up
at the campus bookstore, but I'm not counting on it.
B) The materials, if available, may be restricted to purcchase by
staff/students only. I don't think this is likely, though.
C) When I got my 4.2 set from the CS Library, I couldn't get the system
administrator's manual. I don't know if there is (was) a
policy restricting such sales to students, or if they were
simply out of the manuals.
chapman at cory.berkeley.edu or ucbvax!cory!chapman
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