[CentOS-devel] Getting CentOS up to date on SPARC

Wed Jun 21 23:04:02 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Hi Ralph,

this is good stuff, we should just a wiki section started on this I think.

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
> I could get my hands on a 220R with 36G (2x Ultrasparc) in a few weeks,
> but don't have the time at the moment to speed up that process. I also

A few weeks should be ok, its not something that is effecting us this 
much, Also Pasi mentioned dropping it at the end of the 4.3 cycle ( 
which is still a month+ away ).

> talked to Pasi and he doesn't have the time to "work in" a new person.
> But there's still some interest on our side to work on this, though it's
> not completely clear, where the hooks and claws are on that build (no
> real C confidence over here). 

What we need to do is get the h/w setup at a central space where someone 
( even if its just the one person who has physical access ) can build 
on. Apart from that once the CentOS4.3/sparc is setup on the machine I 
am sure we can all pitch in and help out.

I suppose whats critical here is that we get a few people involved right 
from the start.

>> If you are interested, and have the time to spend this might be
>> something you can get involved with ?
> So if that process can be doubled ...
> I don't see much chances though that I could give away user accounts on
> that machine, which are reachable from the outside world, as that
> machine sits in our server intranet. And still has to lose the job it's
> doing at the moment. 

thats not a problem, I think there might be enough machines locally that 
people could contribute from off-site, as long as there is some means ( 
we can setup whatever is required ) to get code over into the 
buildsystem and built + scp'ed out.

And I dont imagine you will have that ADSL-Curse of .4MB/sec upload 
limit either :)

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq