Quick install instructions for the PiDP-8 not working

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Mar 22, 2022, 1:52:55 AM3/22/22
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Trying to install the PiDP-8/I software using:


and getting this: 

pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ sudo apt update
Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian bullseye InRelease                                      
Hit:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian bullseye InRelease                                  
Reading package lists... Done              
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ sudo apt install build-essential libraspberrypi-dev libncurses-dev perl python3-pip
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version (12.9).
perl is already the newest version (5.32.1-4+deb11u2).
perl set to manually installed.
libraspberrypi-dev is already the newest version (1:2+git20211125~155417+14b90ff-3).
python3-pip is already the newest version (20.3.4-4+rpt1).
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libfuse2
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
Suggested packages:
  ncurses-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libncurses-dev
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 288 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,818 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian bullseye/main armhf libncurses-dev armhf 6.2+20201114-2 [288 kB]
Fetched 288 kB in 2s (156 kB/s)        
Selecting previously unselected package libncurses-dev:armhf.
(Reading database ... 100354 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libncurses-dev_6.2+20201114-2_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking libncurses-dev:armhf (6.2+20201114-2) ...
Setting up libncurses-dev:armhf (6.2+20201114-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ pip3 install pexpect pyyaml
Looking in indexes: https://pypi.org/simple, https://www.piwheels.org/simple
Requirement already satisfied: pexpect in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (4.8.0)
Collecting pyyaml
  Downloading https://www.piwheels.org/simple/pyyaml/PyYAML-6.0-cp39-cp39-linux_armv7l.whl (45 kB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 45 kB 252 kB/s
Installing collected packages: pyyaml
Successfully installed pyyaml-6.0
pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ cd ~
pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ wget -O pidp8i.tar.gz https://goo.gl/JowPoC
--2022-03-21 23:42:53--  https://goo.gl/JowPoC
Resolving goo.gl (goo.gl)... 142.250.72.142
Connecting to goo.gl (goo.gl)|142.250.72.142|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://tangentsoft.com/pidp8i/tarball/pidp8i?uuid=release [following]
--2022-03-21 23:42:54--  https://tangentsoft.com/pidp8i/tarball/pidp8i?uuid=release
Resolving tangentsoft.com (tangentsoft.com)... 206.189.175.28
Connecting to tangentsoft.com (tangentsoft.com)|206.189.175.28|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16888469 (16M) [application/x-compressed]
Saving to: ‘pidp8i.tar.gz’

pidp8i.tar.gz                      100%[===============================================================>]  16.11M  1.22MB/s    in 11s    

2022-03-21 23:43:10 (1.41 MB/s) - ‘pidp8i.tar.gz’ saved [16888469/16888469]

pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ cd ~/pidp8i
bash: cd: /home/pi/pidp8i: No such file or directory

pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ ./configure && tools/mmake && sudo make install
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory



Thanks,
Lynn

Regan Russell

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Mar 22, 2022, 2:06:17 AM3/22/22
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Hi Oracle,

I'm guessing 
"useradd pidp8i"

and cd to the directory where pidp8.tar was extracted ( tar xczf 
pidp8i.tar.gz )
before running the ./configure  script...




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Mar 22, 2022, 2:19:25 AM3/22/22
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Regan,

As far as I can tell it didn't extract anything, this is the fifth step.

pi@PiDP-8I:~ $ wget -O pidp8i.tar.gz https://goo.gl/JowPoC
--2022-03-21 23:42:53--  https://goo.gl/JowPoC
Resolving goo.gl (goo.gl)... 142.250.72.142
Connecting to goo.gl (goo.gl)|142.250.72.142|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://tangentsoft.com/pidp8i/tarball/pidp8i?uuid=release [following]
--2022-03-21 23:42:54--  https://tangentsoft.com/pidp8i/tarball/pidp8i?uuid=release
Resolving tangentsoft.com (tangentsoft.com)... 206.189.175.28
Connecting to tangentsoft.com (tangentsoft.com)|206.189.175.28|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16888469 (16M) [application/x-compressed]
Saving to: ‘pidp8i.tar.gz’

pidp8i.tar.gz                      100%[===============================================================>]  16.11M  1.22MB/s    in 11s    

2022-03-21 23:43:10 (1.41 MB/s) - ‘pidp8i.tar.gz’ saved [16888469/16888469]




Regan Russell

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Mar 22, 2022, 2:25:13 AM3/22/22
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cd ~/Downloads
tar xvzf pidp8i.tar.gz
cd pidp8i

./configure && tools/mmake && sudo make install

You might also want to consider: 
adduser pidp8i

The Oracle

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Mar 22, 2022, 3:06:57 AM3/22/22
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Regan,

Thank you, that worked we need to have Oscar fix the web page end users need to be able to follow a set of instructions and have a working system when done.


pidp8i.tar.gz was not in home/pi/Downloads it was in home/pi so I moved it to Downloads and did the tar xvzf pidp8i.tar.gz

then  cd pidp8i

then ./configure && tools/mmake && sudo make install

I've added a user pidp8i

just FYI, I'm a hardware guy (not great at software) I build kits and fix old systems for other people I have 5 PiDP-11/70, 2 PiDp-8I's and 2 IMSAI 8080 in the Q right now .

Q.jpg

My personal collection:

Reto_Systems.jpg

My lab: as you can see from this photo I'm working on my 8/I tonight

Lab_1.jpg

Thanks,
Lynn Markley

timr...@gmail.com

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Mar 25, 2022, 7:20:47 PM3/25/22
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Not sure why you'd need a "pidp8" user.  You are already logged in as the default "pi" user.  Thus the /home/pi folder.  I installed my software a long time ago.  But I don't remember ever having to create a new user.  You could have also extracted it from where it was and it would have still installed correctly.  Nice lab area.  I see many of the same tools and plastic containers I have in my computer area.  I like that corner rack in the corner.  Looks really useful.

David Betz

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Mar 25, 2022, 7:30:00 PM3/25/22
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Wow! That’s an impressive collection of kits. I have an already assembled PiDP-8/I and a not yet assembled PiDP-11/70 kit. I’ve also built a number of the Sparetime Gizmos kits including the SBC6120 and FP6120. I also built Vince Briel’s Apple-1 clone and even had the PCB signed by Woz at one of the Vintage Computer Festivals.

timr...@gmail.com

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Mar 25, 2022, 7:58:57 PM3/25/22
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Need to add a real pdp-11 in there.  A smaller one. :)

David Betz

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Mar 25, 2022, 8:04:10 PM3/25/22
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I would like an 11/05 but I think they are very hard to find. Also, I don’t really have the electronics skills to keep one running I’m afraid. I used to have a PDP-8/E with RK05 and DECtapes but it stopped working and so I got rid of it. I wish I hadn’t now but the PiDP-8/I is a pretty nice alternative.

timr...@gmail.com

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Mar 26, 2022, 10:40:24 AM3/26/22
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Yeah, I had a nice 8e many years ago with two RK05s and a full 32k core.  Wish I had kept it, but was moving across the country and would have been 
damaged if shipped with the movers.  So sold it to a friend.  I also had 2 8i's.  Gave one to a buddy and sold the big one.  I now have a single pdp-11/84,
but don't use it much.

David Betz

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Mar 26, 2022, 10:44:28 AM3/26/22
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I’d actually be more interested in getting a PDP-12 or even a PiDP-12. That’s the machine I used in college. The PiDP-8/I is pretty close though. The 12 was just an 8/I combined with a LINC and I never really programmed the LINC side anyway.

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