[rescue] Linux on SS1000 (was SS1000)
bdwheele at indiana.edu
Mon Dec 9 12:27:31 CST 2002
Here's a dumb question: How does redhat build a distribution? It seems
like it'd be fairly automated with source rpms, once the original
patches/etc are taken care of. If it could be automated in a
cross-compiled sort of way, it seems like an "unofficial" redhat 8.0 for
linux/(pick an arch) could be built with only a minor fuss, which would
make the alpha and sparc ports come back to life, as well as other ports
which never existed (hppa, m68k, arm, etc)
On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 09:19, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> After this weekend I think it would be nice to have a stable commercial 68k
> and PPC-Nubus Linux kernel.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lionel Peterson" <lionel4287 at yahoo.com>
> To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 12:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Linux on SS1000 (was SS1000)
> > Well, Red Hat underwrote the initial port, and as a business they
> > decided that they should only put effort into those efforts that
> > produce revenue.
> > I don't fault them for that - though it would be nice to have a stable,
> > commercial SPARC Linux to install...
> > BTW: I have official box sets up through Red Hat SPARC Linux 6.2, and
> > betas that run back to (what) 4.2?
> > Lionel
> > --- Al Potter <apotter at spankingnuns.com> wrote:
> > > D00d:
> > >
> > > lionel4287 at yahoo.com said:
> > > > I think that ship has sailed,....
> > >
> > > Just to make sur eyou know the history, RedHat more-or-less
> > > underwrote the initial sparc port, and had a fully supported sparc
> > > version through RZH version 6.2. They discontinued it because "no
> > > one was using it" as measured by the the sales of soarc boxed sets.
> > I thought the reason was sales, no mention of use...
> > > Never mind that typical users, if they bought the set at all (as
> > > opposed to simply downloading it), bought it ONCE and installed it
> > > MANY times.
> > Well, if it would have helped, I would have installed my copy on more
> > machines... ;^)
> > > Of course, it's merely coincidence that this is approximately the
> > > same time (not use of the word APPROXIMATE) that RH got serious
> > > about bidness and prepared to or went public <SUITS SUITS SUITS>.
> > IIRC, they went public fully supporting x86, Alpha & SPARC. AFTER they
> > IPO'd they dropped SPARC.
> > =====
> > Lionel
> > "Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
> > programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
> > Bill Gates, in "An OpenLetter to Hobbyists" dated February 3, 1976
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