Now you can get it here, along with all the other releases that preceded it and followed it from Berkeley. Not only can you see the finished product, but by tracing through the source-code control logs included on CD-ROM #4, you can see how the source code evolved day-by-day and who was responsible for those changes.
The archive contains four CD-ROM's with the following content:
CD-ROM #1 - Berkeley Systems 1978 - 1986 1bsd 2.9pucc 4.1.snap 4.2buglist 2.10 2bsd 4.1a 4.3 2.79 3bsd 4.1c.1 VM.snapshot.1 2.8 4.0 4.1c.2 pascal.2.0 2.9 4.1 4.2 pascal.2.10 CD-ROM #2 - Berkeley Systems 1987 - 1993 4.3reno 4.4BSD-Lite1 net.1 4.3tahoe VM.snapshot.2 net.2 CD-ROM #3 - Final Berkeley Releases 4.4 4.4BSD-Lite2 CD-ROM #4 - Final /usr/src including SCCS files Contrib admin games local sys Makefile bin include old usr.bin README contrib lib sbin usr.sbin SCCS etc libexec shareThe University of California at Berkeley wants you to know that these CD-ROMs contain software developed by the University of California at Berkeley and its many contributors.
The CD-ROM's are produced using standard pressing technology, not using write once CD-R technology. Thus, they are expected to have a 100 year lifetime rather than the 10-20 years expected of CD-R disks. The CD's are sold only in complete sets, they are not available individually. The price for the 4-CD set is $99.00.
In the 20 years since the release of the CSRG CD-ROM Set (1998-2018) I have continued collecting old software which I have put together in two historic collections. The first is various historic UNIX distributions not from Berkeley. The second is programs and other operating systems that shipped on or influenced BSD. The distribution is contained on a single DVD that contains all the original content from the original 4-CD-ROM distribution, these two collections of historic software, and a copy of John Baldwin's conversion of the SCCS database contained on the original disk4 to a Subversion repository. Unlike most write-once technology which remains readable for less than ten years, this DVD can be ordered on a DVD using M-Disc technology which should last for centuries. The price for the DVD is $149.00.
Click here to place an order. The compilation of this archive is copyright 1998 by Marshall Kirk McKusick. You may freely redistribute it to anyone else. However, I would appreciate your buying your own copy to help cover the costs that I incurred in producing the archive.