[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: dumb question du jour : installer images or netbootable files?

On 05/12/2018 05:33 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 05/12/2018 11:24 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 05/12/2018 03:23 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
Yes, as discussed here many times, sparc64 is a ports architecture and you need to use these images.

"as discussed here many times.."

You were on the debian-powerpc mailing lists as well, weren't you?

Yes I am. However I did an install of the last fully supported release onto my test PowerMac G5 and then did an update-release ( or whatever it is called ) to get from there to "sid". Once the system seemed reasonably usable I was then able to do some compiles of things like recent gmake into /usr/local etc etc.

However there never was a recent sparc64 release. There seems to have been a "sparc" release for version 7.11.0 and so I am not sure that there is a way upwards ( sideways? ) from sparc to sparc64 "sid".

Debian for ppc64 is also a ports architecture same as sparc64.

Well I have not been around debian on sparc64 ( ever ) and there isn't
  exactly any manual page anywhere that tells anyone how to even get this
  off the ground.

It's not really different from the ppc64 port.

For the sake of the experiment I will try to install the old 7.11.0
version from mid 2016.  It seems that it was a fully supported arch only
a few years ago.  Makes me wonder why it fell out of favour.

Then I will come back and try the hack approach to getting sparc64 going.


Reply to: