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Re: ZIP disk sparc install, anyone?

> making Xsun work on my IPC.  You don't even want to know how slow the
> compile is.  However, I'm able to build most of X11R6.3 (from ftp.x.org)

Heh.  The x86 debian X packages (libc6+alt-libc5) take about 60 hours
to build and package on my 486/40 (my personal debian machine.)

> integrated into the current X sources?  Keep in mind that X11R6.3 does not
> support S/Linux out of the can; you need to do lots of patching.

I'll note that the sparc in question is an SparcStation 1+ w/cg6,
currently running SunOS 4.1.3_U1, and since a bad sector took out
openwindows (such a loss :-) I built XFree86 3.1.2 instead... which
took *surprisingly* little patching, mostly makefile stuff as I
recall.  I haven't had a chance to update it, this would be an excuse
to look at that too.  Still, I'd be interested in seeing the patches
you've got -- since, ideally, it would just be another case of running
dpkg-buildpackage in the debian X sources (the m68k and alpha are
*almost* there, I've not been as careful as I should about getting all
their changes folded in but the bulk of them are now...)

> Actually, I happen to have a 25mb root image kicking around that'll get
> you up and running in a hurry (I use it whenever I totally screw up my

Mmmm.  I'll contact you directly tomorrow after I've figured out a
short-term dropoff point. 

			_Mark_ <eichin@kitten.gen.ma.us>
			The Herd of Kittens
			Debian X Maintainer

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