Subject: Re: Binary packages for NetBSD/m68k 3.0 w/ pkgsrc-2006Q1
To: None <>
From: Greg Oster <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 05/11/2006 07:29:31
Tim & Alethea Larson writes:
> Greg Oster wrote:
> > After pushing a few of my m68k boxes[*] to build pkgsrc-2006Q1 for the 
> > past 40+ days, I'm happy to announce that I've finished uploading
> > 1000+ packages to:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > There is about 900MB of binary package goodness for m68k boxen, 
> > including fun things like KDE 3.5.1, gnumeric, and ImageMagick :)  
> What, no Mozilla?  :)  I've got to chuckle at the idea of using some of 
> these on m68k...xscreensaver alone slows my box to a crawl.

"I tried"... but it said something about not being available for m68k 
boxes :-/

> > And no, I havn't tested any of these... the only thing tested during 
> > this build was my patience for m68k boxes :) 
> This is definitely appreciated!  We haven't seen binary packages in a 
> long time.  Too bad that SCSI issue in 3.0 on mac68k will likely prevent 
> anybody from using these.  (Any other m68k people seeing this?) 

I certainly didn't see any SCSI issues on either of the Q700's or my 
SE/30.. and they got into some very heavy paging in those 40 days....
(65MB processes on a 20MB machine isn't much fun :-} )

> Packages for 2.1 would be useful for this reason too.
> Is there anything special required to build generic m68k packages as 
> opposed to mac68k/amiga/next68k/etc packages?



Greg Oster