Re: I'd like to help, what needs to be done?
Michael Shuey <email@example.com> writes:
> I recently got a little SparcStation IPC. It's not much but hey, it's a
> sparc. I stuck Debian on it and quickly realized that, well, there isn't
> much of a Debian/SPARC install. And until the compilers work there really
> won't be. So I tried RedHat. After finding that I really don't like RedHat
> I've decided to just help as much as I can on the Debian distribution.
> I've never worked with anything as complex or as low level as libc or
> binutils, but I'd like to do whatever I can to help make it go. If someone
> could take the time to (briefly) explain to me how to become a Debian developer
> and what needs to be done (or just point me to some web page with all this
> info; I may be busy but I can still read :-) I'd like to help.
Ok... I will try to describe situation :)
What we need most of all for Debian/Sparc ?
We need a lot of ports. Or target is to be all ports-full as i386
is. So select your favourite package(s) an get ready port it :)
Why we are not making a lot of ports by now ?
Just because we are having broken GCC/BINUTILS/LIBC trio. I hope it will
be fixed soon.(If you would like you can get _currently_ working gcc/binutls
but they are not in .deb format packages and it's little tricy to install
Ok. I create some _very_ usefull and looks like working port of xxxx. Where
should i put in so every one will be able to use it ?
Upload it to lix.polytechnique.fr:/pub/Linux/debian/sparc/Incoming and
drop a little info about in this mailing-list.
Don't you afraid that i am will be porting the same packages as someone else
is currently porting too ?
We don't afraid of it :) There are so little of us by who are doing a ports
for Debian/SParc that every port or 2 currently ports is nice..
But we hope ASAP to set up some page - who is what doing and what ports
are urgently needed.
P.S. Eric - sorry that i am referencing at you site but i am really don't know
anybody else here who will be working with Debian/Sparc... So you will
be(or you are... i am too lazy to check out www.debian.org :) project
leader for Debian/Sparc. Do you have the rights to upload to the
main distibution site ?(ftp.debian.org/hamm/hamm/binary-sparc)
Eric - Also about page of ports in progress.. Do you have any ideas
where to put it ? Or i am just missing something and we having it
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