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#380 M68K/BCPL: WB 1.x Assign command output incorrect

m68k-amiga
open-works-for-me
nobody
Shell/DOS (109)
5
2013-02-21
2012-02-26
Mark K
No

Output of the Workbench 1.x Assign command is incorrect with the AROS ROM. Boot a WB 1.3 disk, press Ctrl-D to break startup-sequence and type Assign. The output should look like this (under Kickstart 1.3; with 3.1 the order of directories/devices differs):

Volumes:
Workbench1.3 [Mounted]

Directories:
S Workbench1.3:s
L Workbench1.3:l
C Workbench1.3:c
FONTS Workbench1.3:fonts
DEVS Workbench1.3:devs
LIBS Workbench1.3:libs
SYS Workbench1.3:

Devices:
PRT PAR SER RAW CON
RAM DF0

However with the AROS ROM, output looks like this:

Volumes:
Workbench1.3 [Mounted]

Directories:
FONTS Volume: Workbench1.3
S Volume: Workbench1.3
L Volume: Workbench1.3
DEVS Volume: Workbench1.3
LIBS Volume: Workbench1.3
C Volume: Workbench1.3
SYS Volume: Workbench1.3

Devices:
RAM RAW CON DF0

Apart from the wrong "Volume: Workbench1.3" output, AROS doesn't have the DOS devices PRT, PAR and SER listed.

Something odd: Under Kickstart 2.04/3.1, booting a Workbench *1.1* disk and typing assign gives similar output to the AROS case above; it shows "Volume: Workbench" for each entry. So it looks like there's some BCPL incompatibility there even with later Kickstart versions. By comparison, booting a WB 1.1 disk with Kickstart 1.3 and typing Assign gives this:

Volumes:
Workbench1.3 [Mounted]

Directories:
S Volume: Workbench Dir: s
L Volume: Workbench Dir: l
C Volume: Workbench Dir: c
FONTS Volume: Workbench Dir: fonts
DEVS Volume: Workbench Dir: devs
LIBS Volume: Workbench Dir: libs
SYS Volume: Workbench Dir: Workbench

Devices:
PRT PAR SER RAW CON
RAM DF0

Discussion

  • As of Feb 21, 2013, this appears to work.

     
    • status: open --> open-works-for-me