[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.x for Sparc?

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Thu Aug 7 12:56:15 UTC 2008

Michael Worsham wrote:
> Long ago, there was a CentOS build for Sparc under version 4.2 Beta. I
> checked for the torrents for either the DVD and CD binary or source isos,
> but no one is seeding that anymore as well. The old Sparc 4.2 beta repo was
> found here: http://beta.centos.org/centos/4.2beta/isos/sparc/ ... but that
> doesn't have enough information to even attempt a netinstall or a tftp/rarpd
> boot/install.
> Then just recently, I saw this CentOS announcement/post:
> "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-5.2 for the
> i386 and x86_64 Architectures. [...] Further Arch support for PowerPC, IA64
> and Sparc are planned and will be released soon. These arch's will follow
> the existing pattern of release to Beta first, and then to Final."
> Reference:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-June/014999.html
> So, my question is... when is a Sparc beta release going to be available for
> 5.x?

There is a very alpha release here:


However, the code base and gcc/glibc (even for c5) is old and not so 
stable for sparc.

That is based on 5.1 code ... I will be trying to build for 5.2 soon

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