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Re: way forward for old sparc?


On Jan 5, 2009, at 12:17 PM, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:

On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Greg Troxel wrote:

Hisashi T Fujinaka <htodd%twofifty.com@localhost> writes:

On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Greg Troxel wrote:

I have a sparc classic mostly as a toy, and it's running 1.6.  Obviously
it needs new bits, but it only has 64 MB of ram.  I am inclined to
binary update it to netbsd-4 via a build on i386 Is that a reasonable
thing to do?  Any advice to go to netbsd-3 instead?

I'm running netbsd-4 on my 'classic pretty reliably. It's my firewall.

Thanks.  I just realized I only have 24 MB, too.

Oh, and remember to cross-build because on the 'classic things take a

... and while there don't forget to put -mcpu=v8 -mtune=v8 into CFLAGS, otherwise you'd get v7 binaries which would slow things down even more.

have fun

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