reintro and pkgng aghastness
zenxyzzy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 05:12:21 UTC 2015
I've had luck putting a sata to scsi adaptor on a DVD. should be able to
boot that. also, there's plenty of IDE dvd's around. you'd have to open
the ultra 5 up, though :->
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com>
> Was just about to do that - I have it running on my T1000. But Martin's
> open source politics scared me a little a few months ago - he pulled
> everything OpenSXCE-related from the Internet and there was no recourse for
> the OpenSXCE user community. Maybe it's worth another go now that that
> appears to be sorted out. Unfortunately there's no way for me to load the
> 2014 bits on my Ultra5 as it's a dvd-only release :\
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:41 PM, zenxyzzy <zenxyzzy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's another option that maybe you shouldn't ignore.
>> OpenSxce. it's illumos plus a lot of hackery minus a lot of stupidity
>> for Sparc. I run it happily on my Sun Blade 1000. modern ZFS and
>> XVR-1000 support. root on SSD. fan control support - this clinched it
>> for me. neither linux or freebsd can turn the freaking fan off or down.
>> plus source.
>> plus, runs solaris 11 binaries from that "O"ther company.
>> get it from opensxce.org
>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 6:57 PM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com>
>>> I'd been away from FreeBSD for fifteen years, but I'm back and I'm
>>> pleased to announce that I'm using a computer that's from around the
>>> time I
>>> left FreeBSD :) It's a nice little Sun Ultra 5. Bone stock; doesn't
>>> look like the case has ever been open. I recently had to stop using
>>> because they're became evil and Illumos because they're kind of not
>>> supporting this hardware anymore. I tried OpenBSD, but its applications
>>> just crashed. So here I pragmatically am.
>>> I like FreeBSD. I didn't leave out of disgust or anything; mostly just
>>> employment being all-Sun years ago. So it's cool revisiting it and
>>> all the changes and all the stayed-the-sames.
>>> I'm pretty exited about the new FreeBSD pkgng system. I had the
>>> pleasure of using it whilst installing my SPARC last night (which,
>>> unfortunately, took from mid evening until around 4:30 in the morning. (I
>>> didn't have any cds or floppies at my disposal, so I instead built the
>>> network / diskless system installl on a virtualbox vm on my Mac and
>>> installed FreeBSD to the SPARC from there). Good old
>>> Reminded me of Sun Jumpstart! I was really pleased that this way of
>>> things still works on FreeBSD Truly a slick and smart design.
>>> But is it true that I can't actually use pkgng on my real computer
>>> because It's not a PC?
>>> I've been looking around the Internet for some hours, now, to no avail.
>>> Are there seriously *no* package repos for SPARC?
>>> If that's the case, I'd like to help remedy it. I've read around on
>>> to contribute, but it seems none of what's out there pertains to pkgng
>>> Please let me know if I'm understanding the situation right and how I
>>> help, if help is wanted. I have a lot of SPARCs and they need a
>>> trustworthy operating system with software package system that doesn't
>>> to be manually-wrought.
>>> "Oh, wow, it just finished its five-plus-hour ports build of freaking
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