information given on http://www.debian.org/ports/
on this URL is something written about the Sparc port.
> sparc - Sun SPARC - First officially released with Debian 2.1. This
port runs on the Sun SPARCstation series of workstations, as well as
some of their successors in the sun4 architectures. - released
Well ... the SPARCstations are only the systems before sun4u ... such as
sun4c, sun4d and sun4m (and possibly sun4). This is documented on
But the Debian Sparc port only supports sun4u and sun4v (please see
2.1.2. CPU and Main Boards Support
Sparc-based hardware is divided into a number of different
subarchitectures, identified by one of the following names: sun4, sun4c,
sun4d, sun4m, sun4u or sun4v. The following list describes what machines
they include and what level of support may be expected for each of them.
sun4, sun4c, sun4d, sun4m
None of these 32-bit sparc subarchitectures (sparc32) is supported.
For a complete list of machines belonging to these subarchitectures,
please consult the Wikipedia SPARCstation page.
I think it would be a good idea to correct the statement about sparc
support in the actual Debian release. The SPARCstation class is
absolutely not supported anymore.