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new to SPARC and Debian-sparc

Afternoon all,

Can I preface this post by saying I am new to sparc and have only dabbled in installing Debian (although I have been building PC's for >9yrs and using flavours of linux for 7 yrs).

I installed Solaris 10 on my Ultra5 and then though it fun to install Debian - which went fine -no problems there. Linux seemed to run faster but of course the current stable version is fairly 'old'.

What is he current availability of newer or unstable packages - is there quite a comprehensive selection?

Can I (or how do I/do I have to) compile packages for sparc (I have done this for i386)?

Any other gotchas??

Pl remember I am new to Debian/SPARC and


John White

Cheshire, UK

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