Gnome-apt for sparc (Re: slink release (and status discussion))
Christian Meder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The slink release of Debian/Sparc is drawing near ...
> Eric Delaunay, the fearless master of the boot floppies
> Steve Dunham, general hacker (I really mean hacker) on the bleeding edge
With some really screwed up priorities. I just spent 6 hours getting
the "zvt" stuff in Gnome to work on Ultras. (This makes gnome-apt and
gnome-terminal work.) Apparently fd passing was broken, because the
32-bit sendmsg() and recvmsg() kernel calls were screwed up and
difficult to fix. Needless to say I learned a lot about the kernel
today (and I'm very happy now that I have gnome-apt on my Ultra).
Anyways, anyone who is interested can grab gnome-apt and apt-0.3.0 for
the sparc from my ftp site (along with my gnome 0.99.4 compilation).
Be warned that apt-0.3.0 is beta - it is better than the older version
in many ways, but lacks ftp support.
The apt magic is: (choose one)
deb http://ftp.cse.msu.edu/debian gnome/
deb ftp://ftp.cse.msu.edu/debian gnome/
Note that Ultra users won't be able to use this stuff until I clean up
my kernel patch and make it available.
Oh yeah, and back on topic: I have a patch for slink_cd, but I want to
upgrade to the latest version of slick_cd and test it before I hand
out patches. I'll have it tested by the end of the week. (After
Anders' X packages make it into the archive, I'll make some test