Re: Starting up Debian on a T5120
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 06:38:32PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Yes, Debian has the packages "zfs-linux" and "spl-linux" which provide
> various binary packages you can install for getting ZFS support in your
> kernel. ZFS does support sparc64, of course. Although ZFS upstream introduced
> support for something called "channels" and I think this particular wasn't
> matured on sparc64.
> Also, since zfs-linux is part of Debian's contrib distribution, you would
> have to build the package from source yourself. I can help you with that
> either way.
Ahh, okay. That's what I didn't know yet. I saw that there was an available
zfs-fuse and installed that, since I didn't see a kernel ZFS. I started
considering how I might manage if I didn't have a "everything is in ZFS"
system which is what I'm used to. Then next step was "ask for help".
> So, first you should go ahead and install your machine with Debian's
> sparc64 port. Then I'll let you know how to proceed with getting ZFS
> set up.
Got that. A couple months ago, and just brought it back online. Should
I reinstall it, upgrade it, or just start where I am? Looks like a late-Feb
build is what got installed. And I'm definately an old hand with building
and installing OSes. Been doing it that way for 20+ years. :-)
Thanks for your assitance!