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This encapsulates the latest information I'm aware of.  Is anyone
using the systems listed with out-of-date information?

RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/Etc/MACHINES,v
retrieving revision 1.20
diff -u -r1.20 MACHINES
--- Etc/MACHINES	7 Mar 2004 13:32:43 -0000	1.20
+++ Etc/MACHINES	12 Mar 2004 15:40:18 -0000
@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@
 list may be out of date, as the developers do not have access to all
 machines.  In general, GNU/Linux distributions, Solaris and Cygwin are
 reasonably well covered.  Please let us have any recent information
-on other systems.
+on other systems.  The information for systems not known to have been
+tested recently is marked as `out of date'.
 On all machines if you use gcc and upgrade your OS you must rebuild gcc
 after the OS upgrade.  A gcc left from a previous OS may seem to work
@@ -50,7 +51,8 @@
 DEC: Ultrix (Alpha or DECstation)
 DEC: Mach 3.0 (DECstation 5000/25)
 DEC: OSF/1 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 3.x, DEC Unix 4.x (Alpha)
-Compaq: Tru64
+	[Out of date.]
 	In OSF/1 3.x, there is apparently a bug in the header file
 	/usr/include/rpcsvc/ypclnt.h; the prototype for yp_all() has a
 	struct ypall_callback as its final argument, which should be a
@@ -73,8 +75,12 @@
 	does not work, but it does with 3.x and 4.x.
 HP: HP-UX 9, 10.20, 11.0
-	Should build `out-of-the-box', although various problems have
-	been encountered on HP-UX 11.x:
+	Should build `out-of-the-box'.  The zsh/zpty module is not
+	working on recent versions of 11.x.  This causes all the
+	Y tests in the Tests subdirectory to fail, possibly in obscure
+	ways.  However, zsh/zpty is not needed in normal operation.
+	Previous problems encountered on HP-UX 11.x:
 	  Some of the special keys on the keyboard (backspace, delete)
 	  have been found to stop functioning.  One suggested fix is
@@ -86,18 +92,24 @@
 	  Recent reports indicated this is not necessary on recent versions
 	  of HP-UX 11.
-	  The configure option `--disable-dynamic' may be necessary when
-	  compiling on HP-UX 11 using Softbench.  Various problems with
-	  dynamic loading have been reported; this should compile using the
-	  standard dlopen() function set (rather than the 10.20 shl_load()
-	  function set).  More details of any difficulties would be
-	  appreciated.
 	  Compiling with gcc 2.7.1 is known to fail with header file
 	  conflicts.  Use the HP ANSI C compiler.
-IBM: AIX 3.2, 4.x
-	Should build `out-of-the-box', but --enable-zsh-mem will not work.
+HP/Compaq: Tru64
+	  Should build `out-of-the-box'.
+IBM: AIX 3.2, 4.x, 5.x
+	Should build `out-of-the-box'.
+	AIX, unusually, requires that symbols available in dynamically
+	loaded libraries be marked explicitly.  As the developers do not
+	have direct access to AIX these markers are often missing.  The
+	usual symptom is that linking a library (.so) file fails and
+	reports a missing symbol.  Please report any such failures to the
+	maintainers.
+	Certain features will not work, in particular --enable-cap
+	and --enable-zsh-mem.
 	On 3.2, for 64-bit integer support you need to compile with gcc, as
 	the native compiler does not support ANSI simultaneously with
@@ -140,11 +152,15 @@
 	Should build `out-of-the-box'.
+	[Out of date.]
 	Builds `out-of-the-box'. Dynamic loading is supported. 
 	Large Files and 64-bit integers are supported as of version 5.44
 	and CDS/CDS++ compiler.
+	[Out of date.]
 	MX (Intel) platform: SINIX-L/M 5.41
 	Builds out-of-the-box with EGCS. Neither dynamic loading nor
 	64-bit integers are supported. Native compiler was not tried
@@ -159,6 +175,8 @@
 	update to Reliant UNIX.
 SGI: IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
+	[Out of date.]
 	Should build `out-of-the-box'.
 	On 6.5.2, zsh malloc routines are reported not to work; also
@@ -172,8 +190,7 @@
 	The zpty module is not currently supported.
 Sun: SunOS 4.1.x
-	[This information is probably out of date.  If you know otherwise,
-	please tell zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxxx]
+	[Out of date.]
 	Under 4.1.3 if yellow pages is used, username completion may cause
 	segmentation violation.  This is a bug in the shared library not
@@ -194,12 +211,9 @@
 	to /usr/ucblib in your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  You can easily do this
 	by just unsetting LD_LIBRARY_PATH before building zsh.
-	Problems have been reported using --enable-lfs (the default) to
-	enable large file system and integer support on Solaris 2 with gcc.
-	Apparently upgrading to gcc version 2.95.2 fixes this.  If this
-	is not feasible, configure with --disable-lfs.  We would be
-	grateful for more detailed information.  The most problems seem
-	to occur on Solaris 2.6, where --disable-lfs is recommended.
+	Problems were once reported using --enable-lfs (the default) to
+	enable large file system and integer support on Solaris 2 with gcc
+	before 2.95.2.  Recent versions of gcc appear to be unproblematic.
 Other machines

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
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