[TriLUG] Kernel Question
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Feb 1 22:22:59 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 12:32, Magnus wrote:
> On Sunday, February 1, 2004, at 12:07 PM, Roberto J. Dohnert wrote:
> > Hey Kevin, that brings me to a question. Do you guys ever plan to do a
> > RHEL for the Sparc processor family, I have 23 machines at work that
> > are
> > SPARC based and we have had to hunt, scrounge, jury rig anything to put
> > Linux on them.
> This is answered pretty well in the Aurora mailing list archives, which
> are worth looking up. Basically Linux/SPARC is a tiny niche with high
> support costs so don't hold your breath. There is a very remote chance
> that Fedora Core 2 will run on SPARC but probably a more realistic
> chance of Fedora Core 3.
> Of course you have Debian & OpenBSD that run very well on SPARC, Aurora
> Linux 1.0 (if you don't mind running Red Hat Linux 7.3), and some
> others that claim at least to install on SPARC.
> There is some momentum building for cAos to run on SPARC, and already
> some people working on that.
I'm going to put a plug in here for OpenBSD. You are going to love this
OS once you give it a chance. It doesn't make for a super workstation,
but it is a superior server.
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