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Bug#301131: marked as done (Update for mips port pages)



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The appended patch removes at least the most outdated info from the
mips port pages, and also updated a few things.


Thiemo


Index: english/ports/mips/index.wml
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/mips/index.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.83
diff -u -p -r1.83 index.wml
--- english/ports/mips/index.wml	1 Jan 2005 14:42:22 -0000	1.83
+++ english/ports/mips/index.wml	23 Mar 2005 22:30:19 -0000
@@ -11,46 +11,32 @@ endianness</a> of the binaries. The Mips
 both endiannesses, but since that's normally not changeable in software, we
 need to have both architectures. SGI machines (SGI Indy and Indigo2) are running
 <a href="http://www.foldoc.org/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=big-endian";>big-endian</a>
-which is debian-mips. Digital Decstations are running
+which is debian-mips. Digital Decstations and Cobalt Cube/RaQ are running
 <a href="http://www.foldoc.org/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=little-endian";>little-endian</a>,
-debian-mipsel.</p>
+debian-mipsel. The BCM91250A aka SWARM can run in both modes, selectable by a
+switch on the board.</p>
 
 <h2>Known problems</h2>
 <ul>
-	<li>No working x keymap for XFree 4 on Decstations</li>
-	<li>R4600 CPUs currently seem to have an unresolved bug appearing as segfaulting perl.
-	It seems that <code>export LD_BIND_NOW=1</code> solves the problem.</li>
-	<li>R4600 V1.7 does not work in current CVS. Random hangs.</li>
 	<li>O2 R10000 is NOT supported</li>
-	<li>O2 R5000 - EXPERIMENTAL without framebuffer</li>
+	<li>O2 R5000 - EXPERIMENTAL, flaky framebuffer</li>
 	<li>Indigo 2 R8000/R10000 are unsupported</li>
-	<li>Indigo 2 framebuffer are unsupported</li>
+	<li>Indigo 2 framebuffers except XL are unsupported</li>
 	<li>Challenge S extra Ethernet/SCSI is unsupported (GIO64 Devices)</li>
 	<li>EISA slots in the Indigo 2 are unsupported</li>
-	<li>R3000 Decstation does crash with current cvs kernel</li>
 </ul>
 <h2>Known problems (Resolved)</h2>
 <ul>
+	<li>No working x keymap for XFree 4 on Decstations</li>
+	<li>R4600 CPUs currently seem to have an unresolved bug appearing as segfaulting perl.
+	It seems that <code>export LD_BIND_NOW=1</code> solves the problem.</li>
+	<li>R4600 V1.7 does not work in current CVS. Random hangs.</li>
+	<li>R3000 Decstation does crash with current cvs kernel</li>
 	<li>Early crash on Indigo2 if Framebuffer/Newport is enabled</li>
-	<li>XFree XShm is broken - Pixmaps get corrupted - Fix included in current cvs.</li>
-	<li>"sleep" sometimes wont return from sleeps - Strace
-	shows a 22 year sleep - Seems to be some librt/fpu stuff - Havent seen this for couple
-	of months. Seems to be fixed as of Kernel 2.4.17 / glibc 2.2.5-3.</li>
-	<li>update-menus throws a SIGBUS - Seems to be c++ exception handling - We are 
-	linking it static for now which seems to solve the issue.</li>
-	<li>The 3.0.22 Boot-Floppies which probably will be released with
-	woody name the kernel in the volume-header wrong. Its name is "linux.bi"
-	not just "linux" - Try using "arcboot" which is the next generation boot-loader
-	for the SGIs but be careful - You need to install a newer kernel image 
-	that includes an ELF kernel. Woody will release with 3.0.23.</li>
 </ul>
 
 <h2>Public machines</h2>
 <ul>
-	<li>pongo.verwaltung.uni-mainz.de.<br>
-	An SGI Indy - R4000SC 256MB Ram<br>
-	<email martin@uni-mainz.de>
-
 	<li>remake.rfc822.org<br>
 	A Masquerade Pro donated by Lasat.
 	A little endian R5000@250Mhz running debian-mipsel and running the
@@ -88,22 +74,19 @@ Debian/Mips</p>
 	Subscribe via mail to <email debian-mips-request@lists.debian.org>.<br>
 	Archive is at <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/";>lists.debian.org</a>.
 
-	<li>linux-mips@oss.sgi.com - Linux/Mips and Linux/Mipsel for all archs not only SGI.<br>
-	Subscribe via mail to <email majordomo@oss.sgi.com> with "subscribe linux-mips".
-	
-	<li>cobalt-22@devel.alal.com - Porting 2.2/2.4 to the Cobalt Qube/RaQ.<br>
-	<a href="http://devel.alal.com/mailman/listinfo/cobalt-22";>http://devel.alal.com/mailman/listinfo/cobalt-22</a>
+	<li>linux-mips@linux-mips.org - Linux/Mips and Linux/Mipsel kernel development.<br>
+	Subscribe via mail to <email ecartis@linux-mips.org> with "subscribe linux-mips".
 </ul>
 
 <h2>Links</h2>
 
 <dl>
-  <dt>Decstation Linux - Pages especially for Decstation Users - A bit outdated 
-    <dd><a href="http://decstation.unix-ag.org/";>decstation.unix-ag.org</a>
+  <dt>Linux/MIPS kernel development - Lots of related information about MIPS
+    <dd><a href="http://www.linux-mips.org/";>linux-mips.org</a>
   <dt>CPU Vendor
     <dd><a href="http://www.mips.com/";>www.mips.com</a>
-  <dt>SGI Hosted Linux/Mips webpages
-    <dd><a href="http://oss.sgi.com/mips/";>oss.sgi.com/mips</a>
+  <dt>Decstation Linux - Pages especially for Decstation Users - Outdated 
+    <dd><a href="http://decstation.unix-ag.org/";>decstation.unix-ag.org</a>
   <dt>Little endian MIPS RPM package repository of Karsten Merker
     <dd><a href="ftp://bolug.uni-bonn.de/mips/";>bolug.uni-bonn.de/mips/</a>
   <dt>Maciej W. Rozycki repository
@@ -114,7 +97,7 @@ Debian/Mips</p>
     <dd><a href="http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/cobalt/faq.html";>http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/cobalt/faq.html</a>
   <dt>Linux-Mips crossdev howto
     <dd><a href="http://foobazco.org/~wesolows/mips-cross.html";>http://foobazco.org/~wesolows/mips-cross.html</a>
-  <dt>Debian/Mips indy install HOWTO
+  <dt>Debian/Mips Indy install HOWTO
     <dd><a href="http://www.linux-debian.de/howto/debian-mips-woody-install.html";>\
       http://www.linux-debian.de/howto/debian-mips-woody-install.html</a>
   <dt>GNU/Linux on the Philips Nino
@@ -130,4 +113,3 @@ Debian/Mips</p>
   <dt>Explanation of the I2/O2 R10k cpu/cache issues.
     <dd><a href="http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html";>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html</a>
 </dl>
-
Index: english/ports/mips/people.inc
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/mips/people.inc,v
retrieving revision 1.4
diff -u -p -r1.4 people.inc
--- english/ports/mips/people.inc	31 Jan 2003 14:38:33 -0000	1.4
+++ english/ports/mips/people.inc	23 Mar 2005 22:30:19 -0000
@@ -1,11 +1,8 @@
 <ul>
   <li> Ryan Murray
   <li> Guido Guenther
-  <li> Christoph Martin
   <li> Florian Lohoff
-  <li> Henning Heinold
-  <li> Ulf Carlsson
-  <li> Vincent Renardias
   <li> Karsten Merker
   <li> Martin Schulze
+  <li> Thiemo Seufer
 </ul>
Index: english/ports/mips/system.wml
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/mips/system.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.14
diff -u -p -r1.14 system.wml
--- english/ports/mips/system.wml	29 Dec 2004 20:31:42 -0000	1.14
+++ english/ports/mips/system.wml	23 Mar 2005 22:30:19 -0000
@@ -351,13 +351,13 @@
 	<li>Olivetti M700-10
 	<li>Lasat Masquerade Pro
 	<li>Jazz
-	<li>Badget
+	<li>Baget
 	<li>Galileo EV96100
 	<li>Galileo EV64120
 	<li>Galileo GT64120
 	<li>NEC DDB VRC 5476
 	<li>Cobalt Cube
-	<li>Cobalt RAQ
+	<li>Cobalt RaQ
 	<li>SGI Indy
 	<li>SGI Indigo2
 	<li>SGI Indigo

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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 00:38:58 +0100
From: Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
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On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 11:47:38PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> The appended patch removes at least the most outdated info from the
> mips port pages, and also updated a few things.

Applied.

Gruesse,
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Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
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