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RE: Debian on Sparc 4

Hi Jurij,

Indeed, it does appear that I was tricked :)  I edited the sources.list
changed stable to woody and it seems that I may be on track to at least
get this box up and running properly.  Thanks a lot!

I think the SPARC 4 is a sun4m architecture although I am no guru on SUN
architecture at all.  I don't know the differences between c and m but I
think the sun4c is the SPARC 1 and 2.  I shall have to take a closer
look at this although looking at the SUN site I am sure it is sun4m.  I
shall see if sarge supports it.  Perhaps the sun4m can use a => 2.4.21
kernel and then be upgraded to sarge.

Thanks again for your help,


-----Original Message-----
From: Jurij Smakov [mailto:jurij@wooyd.org] 
Sent: 30 June 2005 02:06
To: Steve Lewis
Cc: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Debian on Sparc 4

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Steve Lewis wrote:

> The kernel which came with the woody floppies is 2.2.20-sun4cdm.  To 
> use apt-get and security updates requires libc6 and libc6 requires a 
> kernel later than 2.4.21.  I cannot seem to find a way of installing a

> kernel => 2.4.21 without installing additional packages which have 
> dependencies on libc6.

You are probably tricked by the fact that woody is no longer 'stable'. 
Sarge is the new 'stable' release, so whenever you put 'stable' into
sources.list, it tries to pull in the Sarge's files, which is not
desired. Instead use 'woody' or 'oldstable' in your sources.list and you
should be 

> I have looked at going to Sarge but I cannot seem to locate any of the

> usual installation floppy .bin images, rescue, root and driver.

I believe that your machine is of sun4c subarchitecture, which is not 
officially supported by Sarge. Have a look at the page


which might help with the installation.

Best regards,

Jurij Smakov                                        jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                   KeyID: C99E03CC

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