Subject: sparc src tree available
To: None <port-sparc@sun-lamp.CS.Berkeley.EDU>
From: Theo Deraadt <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 01/31/1994 23:17:08
lots of you have been waiting a long time for this. this is a
essentially a note that the sparc source in the kernel tree should now
be compile and run (works for pk & myself).

the NetBSD/sparc port now uses the standard -current kernel that you
already probably sup for the i386 tree. i've commited most of the
changes just now -- there are a few more small ones that i hope to
commit before the sup scanner runs tonight.

a number of people on this list already have some of the tools
made. (note: i don't have time to hold hands for people to get
this working. that said, there might still be things broken in
the compilation environment.)

stuff you definately need:	gcc2.4.5, bmake,,
				libkern.a, luck, skill, time.
(libkern.a isn't the easiest thing to build)

you should be able to boot the kernel "sd()netbsd -bs" easily.  it
will understand sunos ufs partitions, and binary emulation for sunos
executables is pretty good.

(if you get that far, you'll see that process group stuff emulation is
not-quite-right when running sunos executables.  a number of system
daemons will also dump core while you're booting -- `this is perfectly

i'll post a to-do list tomorrow. perhaps pk & i can get a couple of
tar.gz's filled with native netbsd/sparc executables onto the net
somewhere in a few days.