[CentOS-devel] SPARC build machines perhaps available soon

Fri Aug 19 01:49:31 UTC 2005
Pasi Pirhonen <upi at papat.org>


On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 09:10:29PM -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> PARI has been donated three large Enterprise servers; an E6500, and E6000,
> and an E5500.  I am in process of arranging shipping and pickup, perhaps
> as soon as next week.  Once delivered, I will be setting these beasts up
> and checking them out, building drive bays, etc.
> The idea is to install Aurora and bring it up to 1.92, then see abut the
> buildsystem for CentOS SPARC.

You're a bit late with this. I am actually already in progress on
building CentOS-4/sparc (for real this time :)

I am in phase of finaliding build round for 32bit userspace and have
all the bits and pieces for 64bit parts too. Even things like

Linux netra 2.6.9-15sp.EC #1 SMP Thu Aug 18 04:39:06 EEST 2005 sparc64 sparc64 sparc64 GNU/Linux

are there, but only tested on one quad-440Mhz netra so far.

The plan being to be able to test updated methods from 1.0 or 1.92
instllations to CentOS-4/sparc this weekend. Then start to look those
small pieces and anaconda hacking.

The plan being ready as of CentOS-4.2 time

You'll be perfect test victim as soon as it get all the bits and pieces
together in form that i can put those public.

> The 6500 is destined to replace our Ultra 30 e-mail server, and might even
> become our webserver as well as a potential buildfarm box for CentOS/SPARC
> and/or Aurora.

Builfarms are alwayswelcome. For example i do have problems with heat
alone at home when i try to keep enought machines up for my work.
remote machines for security fix building are always more than

So short: Gimme at least one more week? :P

Pasi Pirhonen - upi at iki.fi - http://iki.fi/upi/