sparc64 built from jh branch
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Oct 12 16:31:04 PDT 2007
Ivan Kabaivanov wrote:
> And while I agree that some devs' reluctance to include ppc, sparc, etc to the
> stock book is due to the lack of support, and the lack of developers actively
> hacking on these architectures, I wonder if this is an egg-and-chicken
> question. There are not enough ppc/sparc/etc devs because LFS does not
> officially support ppc/sparc/etc?
Thanks for the post, Ivan. You've illustrated the point I was trying to
> And here are the two extra sparc64 packages:
> sparc-utils (ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/s/sparc-utils): provides
> elf2out, sparc32, prtconf and eeprom
> silo: the sparc bootloader
> Oh, and one last thing, in order to build a 32bit userland on an ultrasparc
> every command in the book that has a bash needs to be sparc32 bash -- this
> fools the shell into thinking we're running on a 32bit sparc. Which means
> sparc-utils must be the very first statically built package in stage5. This
> saves you the trouble of cross compiling.
Ah, cool, thanks for the feedback here. I'm sure your
help/suggestions/patches will be useful in the future.
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