[rescue] sun4c/sun4m support in l00nix

C. Magnus Hedemark chris at yonderway.com
Thu Jun 26 05:26:11 CDT 2003

On Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 01:40 AM, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:

> I explained
> that debian supports many architectures and 2.4 wasn't
> ready for prime time on all of them.  Then I was told that
> 2.4 supported lots of architectures.  Then I pointed out
> sun4c and sun4m support in 2.4.  Now I'm being told that
> the lack of support is normal.

sun4c is dead.  sun4m is supported.

sun4m was a little flakey initially.  Due in no small part to the 
Aurora Linux project, sun4m was supported with new vigor sometime after 
the initial release of 2.4.0.

>> But six months ago, it was definitely working for me.  In fact sun4m
>> was working much better than sun4u for me at the time.
> I saw a LOT of traffic on the Debian lists about problems getting
> sparc32 systems working.

You were using a distro that was behind. :)

> Maybe it did work for you, but it seems
> you were the exception, especially since the sparc maintainers
> expressed frustration about the condition of 2.4 support.

You Debian guys gotta work a little harder to keep up with the rest of 


C. Magnus Hedemark
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