Subject: Re: HPPA Port Interest.....
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From: Eric Schnoebelen <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 01/07/2000 22:14:48
David Brownlee writes:
- On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
- > non-existant archives index.  (are there archives?)  
- > 
- > 	Personally, I'd love to see the old mail about the hp700
- > port, just to see if there is anything there to leverage..
- 	It looks pretty feasible - will see what I can do.

	The current archive starts in January 2000.. If there's
older archives around, I'd sure love to see them! :-)

- 	Any status updates from people out there - anyone willing to
- 	manage the pge that lists status and info?

	Well, I'm probably not up to a page, but I can provide
this status update from here:

	I'm working on getting a cross compiler going out of the
pkgsrc/cross tree.  I'd say its between 50% and 80% done.  Right
now, I'm building it on an i386 machine, but I expect to move
these build operations to an Alpha in the not too distant

	I noticed that Mickey on the OpenBSD project updated the
OpenBSD tree a bit.  I _still_ wasn't able to get a cross
compiler to build on my OpenBSD/sparc system, so I haven't gone
too much farther down that path..  I did make one (perverse)
attempt to build the OpenBSD tree using my existing mkLinux/hppa
box and its compiler, but that rapidly came up against the expectation
of a couple of the directories taht they were running on an
OpenBSD system..

	I've tried to boot Mickey's latest OpenBSD/hppa kernel
on one my 720, with no luck.  I haven't tried to boot anything
on the `spare' 712, as I haven't gotten it rigged for a serial
console yet.

	My current target boxes: 712/60, 715/33, and 720.  Those
are all systems I have immediately available.

	I expect to be making the cross compiler available just
as soon as its done.. :-)  

	I guess that's the end of my current status.

Eric Schnoebelen
      Where subtlety fails us we must simply make do with cream pies.