[TriLUG] BIND 4 Help & OpenBSD on Sparc
Sun, 7 Apr 2002 20:13:08 -0400
On Sunday 07 April 2002 12:20 pm, you wrote:
> The problem I had was with compiling anything. I don't know if 90% of
> what is out there is intended mainly for x86 and not tested on sparc but
> I would download source rpm's and try to build binary packages and they
> would bomb out.
I wonder if you are running into big-endian (Sparc, PPC) versus little-endian
(ix86) memory issues. Things might change gradually now that Sparcs are
making into the hands of open source maintainers. I know of one project
where the Sparc support comes and goes. Support for Sun can be two-fold:
Solaris and Linux on Sparc which makes for more work and less coverage.
Good eye-opener comment. I'm looking at Linux on Sparc but I haven't taken
the plunge yet.