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Re: S/390 development system at IBM

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 22:12:01 +0200
From: Richard Higson <richard.higson@gt.owl.de>
To: Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
Subject: Re: S/390 development system at IBM

On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 08:57:54PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 20:57:54 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
> To: debian-s390@lists.debian.org
> Subject: S/390 development system at IBM
> Hi
> Maybe you guys know this, maybe you don't. Since I didn't find anything
> about it on the list archives, I thought I'd at least mention it, in case
> the latter is true.
> IBM has provided an S/390 development system to "the community", so that
> you can port and test applications on the S/390 platform. Registering can
> be done at
> <http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/os/linux/lcds/index.html>.
> If they agree, perhaps this machine could run a buildd once you guys get
> to that point?
Jep, I have an account there.

There isn't much room, as both /rom and /opt are readonly.
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/dasda1             488172    150056    312920  32% /
/dev/dasdb1            2365528   2242312      3052 100% /rom
/dev/dasdc1             244076    206104     25376  89% /opt
The gcc is rather antiquated.
gcc -v 
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/s390-suse-linux/2.95.2/specs
gcc version 2.95.2 19991024 (release)

So the 700CYL dasda is actually quite small, in terms of installing a full
toolchain, and then a buildd as well.

I'm very grateful to have access to the box; alien works just fine too ;-)
I don't think the LCDS people would be very appreciative if we asked for
special consideration, more room, etc, because they'd then have to justify
to the rest of the developers (commercial and otherwise) why we deserve
preferential treatment.

And now for the good news ;-)
At the moment, we're developing on debian.s390.org, a native debian on
a Multiprice, sponsored by the Mi||enux people (Think Blue http://www.s390.org)

You can watch the fun at:
The html currently gets updated once a day - but I might fix that.

Unix:        Your gun, Your bullet, Your foot, Your choice.
M$-CE/ME/NT: Same as Unix, BUT: No choice, and We Aim Higher.
Have a nice day ;-) Richard Higson mailto:richard.higson@gt.owl.de

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