Re: [donation] AlphaServer 1000A 5/400
Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Another Alpha is badly needed for the Alpha port. I'm in the US so that
> > pretty much rules me out as a taker. If someone in that area can take it,
> > please do as I'd hate to see it go to waste or simply lose it.
> I'm not in a position to adopt this particular machine either, but could
> you expound on what the current needs of the Alpha port are? Is there
> anything that those of us with our own Alphas can do to help? (Besides
> persistently beating on badly-written code, obviously.)
It is helpful if we had working user-enterable chroot directories for
potato and stable on Alpha. I recently had to track down a build error with
a security update on potato. lully currently only provides the host
system. Hence, a second machine that would run user chroot systems would
at least help a little bit. It would also help in case lully should
break down and packages on alpha need to be compiled.
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