Subject: Re: Debian runs on more archs than NetBSD?
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 10/16/2001 13:51:38
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"Aaron J. Grier" wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 10:02:54AM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
>> 	(*2) The sun2 port is based on a 68010 and will not run what gnu
>> 	     and everyone else refers to as 'm68k' binaries, which are
>> 	     68020 or better.
>by this same reasoning you could count the intel processors as distinct
>variants...  an 80386 cannot execute some code compiled for a pentium 2.
>can m68k (68020 and up) ports (in the NetBSD sense) run sun2 binaries?

But the comparison is more apt if you compare a 80286 and an 80386.
The 68010 doesn't have an MMU and is different in quite a lot of
other ways.

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