Re: Sparc port still maintained in 2.5

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:43:42 -0200

Em Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 06:27:42PM +0000, John Bradford escreveu:
> > > > I have a spare Alpha box (in theory I made need it some day if we ever
> > > > decide to support Tru64 but that seems like a small market). I don't
> > > > know how useful it is but I could put it up outside our firewall if
> > > > that helped. I'd have to install Linux on it and I'm booked up until
> > > > Jan 9th but if you still need it then let me know.
> > >
> > > Hi Larry, nice offer. But I personally would not have time hacking on
> > > Alpha. Others may find it usefull though.
> > >
> >
> > Well, I have an Alpha System here myself and am also "hacking" on
> > it. But one has also to ask oneself if there is any demand (apart
> > from my personal demand) for a maintained Linux/Alpha >= 2.5...

> I'm certainly going to be interested in Linux/Sparc >= 2.5 when I can get a
> Sparc machine, (I'm hoping to help work on the 'Splack' distribution, which
> is basically an un-official Slackware-like distribution for Sparcs), with the

I'm doing the same for Conectiva Linux, the package recompilation is almost
done :-) But for now I'm using 2.4.20, with some oopses (similar to some
already reported on the mailing list that I already
reported to Uzi). 2.5-bk compiles and boots, but I couldn't access the machine
as serial console is not working and I only have a SS10 headless machine, I
plan to look into some of these issues when (if) I find time.

> eventual aim of moving from X86 to Sparc as my default architechture, but I'm
> not really interested in Alpha.

> What's the status of the 2.5 Sparc tree?

Zaitcev has sent an status some time ago:

- Arnaldo
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