emulators/hercules4sdl - The NetBSD Packages Collection

The SoftDevLabs version of Hercules 4.x (Hyperion)

This is an activiely developed version of emulators/hercules.

Hercules is an open source software implementation of the mainframe
System/370 and ESA/390 architectures, in addition to the new 64-bit
z/Architecure.  Hercules runs under Linux, Windows 98, Windows NT,
Windows 2000, and NetBSD.  Hercules was created by Roger Bowler and
maintained by Jay Maynard.  Jan Jaeger designed and implemented many
of the advanced features of Hercules, including dynamic
reconfiguration, integrated console, interpretive execution, and
z/Architecture support.

Relevant mailing lists include https://groups.io/g/h390-vm and

This version is developed by SoftDevLabs.

The hercifc program, which is only used when configuring network devices,
is installed suid root, only accessible by group "hercules".

Build dependencies

math/hercules4sdl-decnumber math/hercules4sdl-softfloat net/hercules4sdl-telnet security/hercules4sdl-crypto devel/libtool-base pkgtools/mktools devel/automake devel/autoconf shells/bash lang/gawk devel/m4 devel/gmake textproc/gsed lang/perl5 pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies

devel/libltdl devel/libltdl

Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0x86_64hercules4sdl-4.7.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64hercules4sdl-4.6.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64hercules4sdl-4.7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64hercules4sdl-4.6.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64hercules4sdl-4.7.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64hercules4sdl-4.7.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.