Sparc64 doesn't care about you, and you shouldn't care about Sparc64

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at
Tue Nov 10 22:10:51 UTC 2015

  Just to put it out there, I looked at FreeBSD on SPARC sometime last year
and found it to be working but lacking current development libs, graphics
and desktop stuff so badly that it was essentially unusable, so I reverted
to an Illumos-based distro.  Sorry.

  If there's call for, desire and hope of making modern FreeBSD plus most
ports work _well_ on this platform, then I'm all in to help.

  I have lots of sparc64 machines: ultra 1,2,5, sunblade 150 and 2000,
netra 1 and some t-1000/2000 boxes, too (and quite a load of 32-bit sparc
machines, come to think of it).   Would like to help with the effort if you
can find a use for me.  I've not done much sparc assembly but have done
some c and could certainly help to test stuff.  Familiar with git, svn,
etc. and building software, bug filing, etc..


On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Sean Bruno <sbruno at> wrote:

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> > Just as a further note, I had experimented in January of this year
> > with making a binary pkg mirror for sun4u using my (comparatively
> > sad) Ultra 60 and a cross-build system.  Installation was fairly
> > straightforward but I was having issues bringing up Clang and was
> > having many issues trying to build "modern" packages using GCC
> > 4.2.1.
> >

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