Looking to help with the sparc64 port.

alexmcwhirter at triadic.us alexmcwhirter at triadic.us
Fri Jul 31 03:15:52 UTC 2015

I'm glad to see that this list isn't completely dead, the last thing i 
want to see is the sparc64 port getting pushed to tier 4. We were 
originally going to create our own distribution of illumos, but we also 
wanted to have support for arm and possibly power in the future which 
freebsd has more or less a fairly good code base for. I think we are 
going to start porting scadm and librsc from illumos to freebsd, which 
should allow control of the LOM from within freebsd.

How is it determined whether a utility is included in base or ports? On 
sparc platforms, i feel that this utility should be included in base, as 
it is the only way to reset a lost password or directly control some 
hardware features on the machine.

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