Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2008 20:27 UTC, submitted by rosebug
Bugs & Viruses 1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening up shop in Florida. It's also the birthyear of a 25 year old BSD bug, squashed only a few days ago.
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RE: Not 'UNIX' bug
by Oliver on Sun 11th May 2008 07:08 UTC in reply to "Not 'UNIX' bug"
Oliver
Member since:
2006-07-15

You do know the history of BSD?

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/kirkmck.html

It's called Berkeley Unix

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RE[2]: Not 'UNIX' bug
by Vanders on Sun 11th May 2008 09:50 in reply to "RE: Not 'UNIX' bug"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

It's called Berkeley Unix


Sure, but it's not called Berkeley UNIX, the 4.4Lite sources specifically are not derived from any of the AT&T UNIX sources and you wont find the same bug in anything that derives purely from SysV.

It's a bug in a Unix implementation, but it isn't a UNIX bug.

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RE[3]: Not 'UNIX' bug
by Archite on Sun 11th May 2008 16:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Not 'UNIX' bug"
Archite Member since:
2006-01-14

Actully, had you bothered to read the article, this BUG was found in 4.2BSD as well...

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RE[2]: Not 'UNIX' bug
by Doc Pain on Sun 11th May 2008 14:26 in reply to "RE: Not 'UNIX' bug"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

[BSD is] called Berkeley Unix


I think you're wrong. At least judging from the websites of the "three big" BSDs, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, you can read:

FreeBSD(R) is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium(R) and Athlon(TM)), amd64 compatible (including Opteron(TM), Athlon(TM)64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC(R), IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX(R) developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

The NetBSD Project is an international collaborative effort of a large group of people, to produce a freely available and redistributable UNIX-like operating system, NetBSD. In addition to our own work, NetBSD contains a variety of other free software, including 4.4BSD Lite from the University of California, Berkeley.

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. OpenBSD supports binary emulation of most programs from SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSD/OS, SunOS and HP-UX.


The term "Berkeley Unix" or "Berkeley UNIX" isn't mentioned anywhere. Refering to the article you linked to, the term "Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix" seems to be intended as a kind of title, not as a name; it could be "Twenty Years of UNIX development at Berkeley", too.

You may want to have a look at the BSD family tree to learn about the BSDs' origins:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/share/misc/bsd-family-tre...

EDIT: I changed the (TM), (R) and (C) special characters into a more convenient form because the OSNews comments system doesn't seem to handle them correctly. They are displayed correctly in the input form, but aren't displayed correctly in the thread later on...

Edited 2008-05-11 14:40 UTC

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RE[3]: Not 'UNIX' bug
by ratmonkey on Mon 12th May 2008 03:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Not 'UNIX' bug"
ratmonkey Member since:
2006-06-24

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD

Good lord boy... You obviously have never studied the history of Unix.

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