Problem with that is all the files get jumbled into one
and I am sure the build will want them in the right proj,uid locations
in order to work. I am thinking a backup tape may do the job. SPD's
seem to say that later versions of RSX and RSTS had compatible BACKUP
formats. We'll see. If that don't work there is always kermit. :-)
It must be possible because the installation manual
installation tape works for all four PDP-11 OSes.
I?ve looked extensively to see if I can find the original distribution tape image and
can?t find it.
At one point DEC donated the APL-11 to DECUS and I think that is when I got it back in
1984 or so. The files I have include the Macro-11 source code which as near as I can tell
was not on the DEC distribution when it was a layered product. I now think that the copy
of APL-11 I have must have come from a restored backup tape from my old system.
In the DEC distribution, it was a DOS-11 tape which could be read by all the PDP-11
OSes as you say. I just attempted to create a DOS-11 tape similar to the DEC distribution,
but when I try to run the installation against it I get a task build of APL that doesn?t
work. It immediately exits and I think is due to some differences between the auto overlay
code in RSX11M+ V4.6 and the V2.1 M+ that I used to have. I added the .MAC files and .CMD
files (for assembly, and linking) to the tape and make it available at:
Let me know if that works for you. It may build under RSTS fine.
A backup plan to make it available is that also on the same web site are two disk
images for the PiDP-11/70 folks that is a complete RSX11M+ V4.6 ready to run under Simh.
On the DU1 disk image in [201,50] and [201,200] are all the APL-11 files I have. That
system also installs a working APL-11 for RSX.