[oi-dev] Toward a SPARC distro of OI

Till Wegmüller toasterson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 15:33:53 UTC 2019

Hi Gary

Thank you so much for this Work. I don't personaly use sparc but ir is
good to see people doing this kinds of projects.

Do you know about Agnar's Project to get OI building on SPARC? I can't
remember if I ever pointed you towards him and his OI on Sparc work. His
angle was to jump from an existing OI distro to current packages and
later looking in V9OS.


On 17.06.19 13:26, Aurélien Larcher wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 11:59 AM Gary Mills <gary_mills at fastmail.fm
> <mailto: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
> Aurélien
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