Subject: Re: default install from CD
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/13/2003 18:25:18
[ On Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 18:25:41 (-0700), Rick Kelly wrote: ]
> Subject: default install from CD
> One of the frequent coherent contributors to comp.unix.solaris just installed
> NetBSD/sparc on a sun4c box. Apparently, the default install does not
> include a kernel? NetBSD is now being referred to as brain-damaged.

NetBSD's install on sparc is pretty brain-damaged.  FYI it really did
not work very well out of the box for me on sparc64 either.

Coincidentally I was talking to a colleague last night who similarly
wasted what he thought was a lot of his valuable spare time installing
NetBSD-1.6 on an SS-2.  He said the kernel was missing (he had to net
boot to install one), and that it didn't run MAKEDEV either.

Worse though he said the none of the x*.tgz files (not even xcomp.tgz)
included the *.h files which meant he had to build from xsrc using the
SS-2 since xsrc still can't be cross-compiled.  I haven't checked this
to see for myself.

								Greg A. Woods

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