Sun Fire 280R questions.

Adam K. akranzel at gmail.com
Wed May 13 06:08:53 UTC 2009


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:06:07PM -0700, Adam K. wrote:
> > Any known issues with the ports system on Sparc64?
>
> Yes, numerous ones :-)  It doesn't see as much use as i386 or amd64
> (by a long shot), and numerous ports assume that they are running on
> i386, both due to integer size and byte ordering.  You'll want to look
> at portsmon.freebsd.org and www.freshports.org for more information.
> Right now there's no current "what ports don't build on sparc64" page;
> I need to update it.
>
> mcl


Okay. If I do end up getting the machine, I'll see if I can do some test
builds of some of the major ports, if that'd be useful.

 -Adam


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