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In doing some quick google searches, nothing came up in the way of running
2.6 on a SPARCStation. How about trying this (as previously suggested by
Martin, albeit pretty far down in his post... ;)
ln -s /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/sparc/sparc32/2006.1/2.4 /etc/make.profile
emerge --sync # if you haven't yet
emerge -uDav world
emerge -av silo
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On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, Aggelos wrote:
> Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:42:52 +0300
> From: Aggelos <marmango@...>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] emerging of silo fails
> Thanks a lot for your help Martin. ;)
> As I said in previous replies, the only problem I face keeping me from
> moving to kernel 2.6 is its un-bootable size for sparc32.
> If there is a user running a 2.6 kernel on a sparcstation5 or the like,
> I would appreciate it if he can post his .config.
> on 09/18/2007 12:11 AM Dereck Martin wrote the following:
>> Like I said before, I highly recommend you just use the latest profile
>> for the sparc it will give you a 2.6 kernel and such. I don't know the
>> reasons why you still need a 2.4 kernel, but if you do still need it
>> here is how I would go about setting up a overlay for an older profile.
>> with an overlay, an emerge --sync doesn't wipe out the profiles or
>> packages so it remains in a static state.
>> I also highly recommend you read the documentation for creating and
>> managing ebuilds. Chances are you will need to do "ebuild
>> filename.ebuild digest" and some other things when doing this method.
>> I also for warn that this is probably not a desirable method, but if you
>> really want to keep your system in a old profile that isn't maintained
>> it is about the only way to do so.
>> Well if you are looking to preserve an older profile like the recently
>> removed 2006.0 profile, you have to get a portage snapshot of a 2006.0
>> Most of the mirrors have removed the 2006.0 profile, but some haven't
>> yet. A good example would be
>> Download that portage snapshot and perform the following commands
>> cd /usr/local
>> mkdir portage
>> mv /dir-to-downloaded-snapshot/portage-20060123.tar.bz2 .
>> tar xjf portage-20060123.tar.bz2
>> this will create a portage structure in /usr/local/portage what gentoo
>> calls a portage overlay.
>> Then echo PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage" >> /etc/make.conf
>> This will tell portage to recognize the overlay when using emerge and
>> Then create a symlink to the 2006.0 profile in the
>> /usr/local/portage/profiles directory instead of the regular
>> So it would be like this
>> rm /etc/make.profile
>> ln -s /usr/local/portage/profiles/<path to profile> /etc/make.profile
>> The only draw back is when you try to emerge certain apps that have been
>> completely removed form the current portage distfiles you'll have to
>> find the file else where and place it in the distfiles your self. This
>> is common for patches and such. Most of the time the ebuild has various
>> locations to retrieve the file, and you will have to cross your fingers
>> and hope it is in one of the locations. =)
>> I recommend scouring the gentoo SVN and looking at all ebuild files
>> including the deleted ones and downloading the required patches by hand
>> found in the "files" directory of the application package you are
>> wanting. You will need to do this if an ebuild is unmaintained, like in
>> the instance of openMosix
>> In writing this i noticed that the sparc32 2006.1 profile has a 2.4
>> kernel profile. So you should be good to go at least until next year
>> probably. Make sure you /etc/make.profile is linked to that profile
>> first and if it is not then you might resolve a lot of problems by doing
>> A lot of people do this on a per application basis. Like my self. I
>> basically just do this for openMosix and delete all the other data out
>> of the portage overlay except the openMosix stuff and the profile.
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