FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.

John W. Kitz John.Kitz at
Thu Oct 24 20:39:20 UTC 2013



Again much appreciated.




From: adrian.chadd at [mailto:adrian.chadd at] On Behalf Of
Adrian Chadd
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:23 PM
To: John.Kitz at
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Subject: Re: FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.




On 23 October 2013 13:30, John W. Kitz <John.Kitz at> wrote:


Can someone please explain the rationale behind not providing a distribution
for arm based systems, as it seems somewhat illogical to me that
distributions are available for ia64, powerpc, sparc64 (see which are considered Tier 2 architectures
while the official reason for arm being a Tier 2 architecture is the fact
that no distribution is provided for it (see


It's happening. It may not happen for 10.0 but the vague plan is to get
generic MIPS/ARM install environments with customisations for how you get
the image onto various devices.






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