big-and-heavy... will buy SUN Fire v880 or v890 sometimes
First of all I'm the one shouting for instructions about how to install bleeding edge Debian Sid on alpha ( I`m BSD guy, not Linux one; I used OpenBSD on my DS25 until now).
I gess I have to reinstall whole system using Debian-Ports (at least that is not a big problem for me).
Also, I found the wiki: https://parisc.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Debian_Ports_Installation The "Old installation medias (Debian Lenny) - notes by Tom Hogland" seems to be interesting. I hope it will work for alphas....
On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 11:21:42AM +0300, email@example.com wrote: > I bout the AlphaServer DS25 about year ago (like big-and-heavy hardware :) ). Nice! > I successfully installed Debian 5.0.10 (the latest Debian for alphas?) Debian Alpha remains at Debian-Ports if you want a more up to date version. I doubt it will be very easy to upgrade from 5.0.10 though! Might be better to do a new install, and for that you will need to use debootstrap as there is no installer CD. > but installing openjdk7 seems to be a problem. > There is a rather new port (package) called "openjdk-7-jre" witch > seems to support alpha systems > ( https://packages.debian.org/sid/java/openjdk-7-jre ), Um, that's the newest version for current Sid and would probably be disastrous to install into 5.0.10. Maybe that's your problem? If you want to run that version of openjdk I recommend upgrading/reinstalling your Alpha with Sid as provided on Debian-Ports. > Anyone have the openjdk7 running on alphas? It's running fine on the build daemons. Well, that's as long as one is not running an SMP kernel as java/javac occasionally locks up when run under an SMP kernel. (I suspect a bug in the pthread library.) > If yes, than what version of Debian? The build daemons run it on the latest bleeding edge Debian Sid. Instructions to install an Alpha from Debian-Ports was at the alpha-linux.org wiki but unfortunately that was all lost when a disk crapped itself and the operator had no backups :-( If people shout out for instructions I could probably resurrect them. Cheers Michael.