Platforms & Drives

Supported Operating Systems and Platforms

The source code of this version of xmcd and cda supports the following operating system and hardware environments.

Note: The enhanced CDDB²® service is enabled only on some platforms. The "classic" CDDB® service is used on all the others. See the CDDB file for details.

  1. Apple A/UX (*)
    • A/UX version 3.0 or later (on Apple Macintosh m68k, with devscsi module installed)

  2. BSDI / WindRiver BSD/OS
    • BSD/OS version 2.x (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • BSD/OS version 3.x (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • BSD/OS version 4.x (on Intel x86 PC-compatible and Sun Sparc)

  3. Data General DG/UX (*)
    • DG/UX version 5.4R3.00 or later (on DG AViiON m88k)

  4. Digital / Compaq / HP Tru64 UNIX, Digital UNIX or OSF1
    • version 1.3 or later (on Alpha)

  5. Digital Ultrix (*)
    • Ultrix version 4.3 or later (on DECStations, with SCSI CAM installed)

  6. Digital / Compaq / HP OpenVMS
    (See notes in the INSTALL.VMS file)
    • OpenVMS version 6.2 or later (on Alpha)
    • OpenVMS version 6.2 or later (on VAX)

  7. FreeBSD
    • FreeBSD 2.0.5 or later (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • FreeBSD 4.0 or later (on Alpha)

  8. Fujitsu/Siemens/Pyramid Reliant UNIX System V Release 4 (*)
    • SINIX-N on RM200, RM400
    • SINIX-P on RM600

  9. Hewlett Packard HP-UX
    • HP-UX release 9.x (HP 9000 m68k Series 300, Series 400)
    • HP-UX release 9.x (HP 9000 PA-RISC Series 700 WSIO)
    • HP-UX release 10.x (HP 9000 PA-RISC Series 700 WSIO)
    • HP-UX release 11.x (HP 9000 PA-RISC Series 700 WSIO)

  10. IBM AIX
    • AIX version 3.2.x (on IBM RS/6000 Power and compatibles)
    • AIX version 4.x (on IBM RS/6000 Power/PowerPC and compatibles)
    • AIX version 5.x (on IBM RS/6000 Power/PowerPC and compatibles)

  11. Linux
    • Linux 1.0 or later (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • AlphaLinux 2.1 or later (on Alpha)
    • SparcLinux 2.0 or later (on Sun Sparc or compatibles)
    • Linux-ppc 2.1 or later (on Apple Macintosh PowerPC or compatibles)

  12. NetBSD
    • NetBSD 1.0A or later (on Intel x86 PC-compatible, Sun Sparc and other platforms)

  13. OpenBSD
    • OpenBSD 2.x or later (on Intel x86 PC-compatible, Sun Sparc and other platforms)

  14. QNX (*)
    • QNX version 4.22 or later (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)

  15. SCO UNIX System V Release 3.2 (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    (SCO UnixWare see below)
    • SCO UNIX 3.2v4.x
    • Open Desktop version 2.x
    • Open Desktop version 3.x
    • Open Server release 5.x

  16. Silicon Graphics IRIX System V Release 4
    • IRIX version 4.x (on SGI platforms)
    • IRIX version 5.x (on SGI platforms)
    • IRIX and IRIX64 version 6.x (on SGI platforms)

  17. Sony NEWS-OS (*)
    • NEWS-OS 4.1 or later (on Sony NEWS/m68k)

  18. Stratus FTX System V Release 4 (*)
    • FTX version 3.x (on Stratus Continuum PA-RISC)

  19. SunOS
    • SunOS 4.1.x / Solaris 1.x (on Sun Sparc and compatibles)

  20. Sun Solaris System V Release 4
    • SunOS 5.x / Solaris 2.x and later (on Sun Sparc and compatibles)
    • SunOS 5.x / Solaris 2.x and later (on Intel x86 PC-compatibles)

  21. UNIX System V Release 4.0 (on Intel x86 PC-compatible) (*)
    (Note: 4.0.3 or later recommended)
    • AT&T
    • Consensys
    • Dell
    • ESIX
    • ISC
    • Microport
    • Micro Station Technology
    • UHC
    • USL

  22. UNIX System V Release 4.0 (on Motorola m88k) (*)
    • Motorola

  23. UNIX System V Release 4.2 (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • Consensys
    • Information Foundation
    • Univel / Novell UnixWare 1.x
    • Onsite
    • USL

  24. UNIX System V Release 4.2MP (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • UnixWare 2.x

  25. UNIX System V Release 5 (on Intel x86 PC-compatible)
    • UnixWare 7.x
    • Caldera Open UNIX 8


For those platforms denoted with an asterisk (*), xmcd and cda have been known to work on these platforms in the past, and nothing has been explicitly done to prevent them from working now. However, these are not actively maintained and tested platforms.

Supported CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD Drives

The current release of xmcd and cda should work with the following CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD drives:

Some of these drive types require host OS driver support. For details about drive support please refer to the DRIVES file in the xmcd distribution.


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