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Re: [donation] AlphaServer 1000A 5/400

On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Martin Schulze wrote:

> 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.

lully provides buildd chroots for oldstable, stable, testing, and unstable.
Also, there is a 3rd 9g scsi disk not mounted(!) that could be made useful for
user chroots.

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