Bailing on Solaris?

Steven C. Peterson scp at
Thu Jan 27 05:48:57 UTC 2011

I also have been lurking and hacking on trying to get freebsd running on my sparc systems to no avail
As since our support expired we have not been able to get patches or even a return call from our sales rep about renewing.

We currently run on Fujitsu Sparc 64-v based systems, PrimePower 650's,850,and 2500 machines. Primarily these machines run large java web apps (tomcat) and databases (MySQL, and very little oracle)

Is their any possibility of getting freebsd running on these big systems?

Steven C. Peterson

On Jan 25, 2011, at 6:05 PM, Gary L. Burnore wrote:

> I'm getting ready to, that's for sure.  I can't believe they won't sell a
> software subscription for patches like spectrum support.  A loss of income
> for them, a worry for me.
> I've been watching this list for a while.  Not long enough to make a
> decision.  Back to lurking.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-sparc64 at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>> sparc64 at] On Behalf Of John Jackson
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:33 PM
>> To: freebsd-sparc64 at
>> Subject: Bailing on Solaris?
>> Sooo, how many other people have come here lately because they are
>> ready
>> to bail on Solaris?  Ooops, I mean Oracle??? :(
>>> From what I can see so far, it looks like FreeBSD has solid and still
>> healthy support for Sparc platforms?  I'm trying to decide where to
>> jump
>> to, since Oracle seems like it's accellerating toward death for Solaris
>> as
>> I've come to gladly know it over the last 5 years or so.  Does anyone
>> want
>> to email me their opinion on using FreeBSD on Sun hardware?  I've got 4
>> Sunfire 280R's that I've been planning on putting into service for the
>> next 5 years or so..
>> -John
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