freebsd-update(8) under sparc64? Why is it not available?

Marius Strobl marius at
Wed Mar 24 22:38:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 02:57:09AM -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> You're the first one to ask in a while.  Since our userbase is small,
> and developer time is limited, we've never set it up.

The last time this topic came up IMO there was quite some
interest in getting this running but the showstopper was that
cperciva@ said that a requirement for any platform supported
by freebsd-update(8) would be that the build server is able
to run buildworld in 1 hour at most (unfortunately I currently
just can't find that email). My 4x1.5GHz V440 I originally
intended for this purpose unfortunately still takes 72 minutes
last time I checked. I suspect a 8x1.2GHz V880 would be able
to meet this requirement but I simply can't afford the housing
for such a beast.
Ken, did the V880s at your university become available as
intended some time ago?


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