Re: Starting up Debian on a T5120
On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 07:14:16PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> The problem here, again, is that sparc64 is part of Debian Ports which
> doesn't build any packages from the "contrib" and "non-free" distributions.
Ahh. So the zfs-dkms is contrib or non-free, so doesn't get built? Okay.
There will probably be a number of other things that will fall into that,
what's a good way to know if something is not available for that reason?
> I think this is an issue we can get resolved once we have replaced "mini-DAK"
> with "DAK" in Debian Ports (the software that maintains the FTP server
> archive contents). But that's a long-time project.
Okay. And one that I don't have the context to understand, but don't need
to for now.
> Just apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade should be enough.
> Let us know if there are any issues with the dist-upgrade.
Doing that now. 360+ packages being upgraded...
It failed to update initramfs-tools, because it ran out of space in my /boot.
I ran autoremove (getting rid of 4.14.0-3) and it was able to complete.
Then, apt dist-upgrade found nothing to do. So, I'm up to date. Do you have
a pointer to a guide of how to build the ZFS kernel modules, and what will need
to be done to get it into the boot system so I can boot off of a ZFS vol?
(presumably a zmirror, which is how I've been doing it on other systems)
Then, do I need to generate a new install CD so that I can get that all
installed onto the disks that now have ext volumnes on them?