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Re: how to compile a kernel?

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:

> On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 sharkey@ale.physics.sunysb.edu wrote:
> > Is there a HOWTO on how to compile a kernel for sparc64?
> Someone posted a URL when I was having problems (I don't have it "at
> hand"),

Do you mean <http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc64/#kernel> ?

> but it had very little actual information in it, other than to say
> that egcs64 worked...sometimes...

Oh, now *that's* constructive criticism.

> Once I got the right versions of everything, I had no trouble doing the
> build.

I've been able to follow the directions on the URL above (well, I
wrote that too) to the letter and it's work fine.  I don't know what
is wrong with the info there...

BTW, volunteer maintainers for the sparc64 port web area are always

> Give the new gcc a try?

Yes, I have heard rumors, and am running a kernel, built with new
lineage gcc rather than egcs64.  But I don't know if the stock
toolchain supports this.  The latest *facts* I have are that you ought
to run the kernel images as supplied in potato rather than attempt to
build your own, unless you're running slink, in which case, egcs64
will work too.

If anyone has hard info I ought to add to that URL (assuming anyone
bothers to read it) I might be able to update it.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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