[oi-dev] Toward a SPARC distro of OI

Aurélien Larcher aurelien.larcher at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 11:26:59 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 11:59 AM Gary Mills <gary_mills at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> I'm part way through this long project now.  I began with v9os
> installed on a Sun T2000.  v9os is a SPARC distribution that uses IPS
> packages.  I've been building IPS packages from oi-userland source.
> This process has gotten easier now that all the build tools I need are
> in IPS packages.  I've been replacing v9os packages with oi-userland
> packages.  My goal is to replace all of them, and finally to produce a
> text ISO and package repository for SPARC that's entirely based on
> oi-userland.
> So far, I've built and packaged versions 5, 6, and 7 of the gcc
> compiler.  The commands for IPS packages are all packaged for python
> 2.7.  My system now has 106 packages installed from oi-userland,
> versus 343 packages from v9os.  Most of the oi-userland products
> required very few or no changes to build and package for SPARC.
> For perl, I've removed the 5.16.1 version from v9os and installed
> versions 5.22 and 5.24 from oi-userland.  Likewise, for python, I've
> removed 2.6 and installed 2.7 and 3.4.  Perl libraries are all
> packaged for 5.22.  Python libraries are all packaged for 2.7.
> I'm submitting this message to the mailing list mostly as a progress
> report.  I would, of course, appreciate a bit of help with this
> project.

Congratulations Gary this is great :)
If we get to the point that we can setup a build machine this would secure
your work.
Kind regards


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