Subject: Re: IA-64 port?
To: Chris Rupnik <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 07/12/2001 13:06:09
On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 10:27:16PM -0400, Chris Rupnik wrote:
>  I have been unable to find any information from either wasabi nor the
> mailing lists that indicate that this processor/platform is supported.
> However, I do see commits to the source treee here and there that make
> reference to the itanium. And a reference to tech-ports in may2000. Any
> updates?

There is currently no active work on an ia64 port. Attempts were made
to get Intel to make hardware available for a NetBSD port, but no
such luck.

The hardware is on the market now, but I don't think any developer
owns any ia64 hardware. There's also the simulator, which is a Linux
binary which runs under NetBSD/i386.

Anyway, the short version is that we would of course like to see
a port, but currently do not have the hardware or time to do

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                 
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