Subject: Re: looking for packages
To: Forest Bond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Ruhl <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/2006 09:55:08
On 7/14/06, Forest Bond <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This means that my NEC MobilePro 780 can use cobalt binary packages?
Yep, they are both mipsel.
> What are the odds of getting you to build the entire pkgsrc tree, or at least
> some of the more popular packages?
I could build some stuff, and I have some stuff built. I don't have a
whole lot of stuff, and it's on a private machine right now, although
reachable by the internet. I could probably arrange to have you
download it and host it I suppose. As far as building a lot of stuff,
that's probably out. It's not THAT fast, it's just a lot faster than
the hpcmips stuff.
> I will be quite happy to get bash installed. Haven't seen it for hpcmips
> before, just zsh, ksh.
I'm pretty sure I have some version of bash.
If you have a fast NetBSD machine, you might look into
pkgsrc/emulators/gxemul. It can emulate the Mobilepro, Cobalt, and a
ton of other machines. I don't remember how stable or fast it is, or
if networking works though. It's been a while since I've used it, but
last time I did I used it to test kernel patches since it was much
easier to deal with than trying to do it with a real machine. It works
good enough to do that, for sure. It even replicated a Mobilepro
kernel bug that was unique to the Mobilepro only.
If you have a request list, let me know and I will see what I can do.