[Python-Dev] Minix?

Thomas Heller theller@python.net
12 Nov 2002 12:05:44 +0100

Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> writes:

> I was perusing the README file looking for clues why I'm suddenly unable to
> build on MacOSX when I noticed a platform note about Minix:
>     Minix:  When using ack, use "CC=cc AR=aal RANLIB=: ./configure"!
> I find it hard to believe Python actually still builds on Minix.  On the
> other hand, I don't see it mentioned in PEP 11.

Offtopic: When I used minix, I wasn't aware of Python.

And minix (the version I had) stopped working on recent PC's because
there was a bug in the memory size calculation. The memory size was
calculated modulo 16 MB, so it always complains that *no* memory was
found. Funny!