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From: Stuart Longland <redhatter@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] n32 userland
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 07:34:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] n32 userland by "Stephen P. Becker"
Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> David Cummings wrote: > >>Second, if I wanted to move to a n32 userland, without >>reinstalling from netboot, what would be the steps involved? A change >>of profile, emerge system && emerge world? or emerge --newuse --deep >>world all in itself. > > Currently, this would require a complete reinstall. In any case, n32 > userland is really not ready for general consumption yet. There are > known bugs that we haven't squashed, and that could cause serious pain > to end users.
I'll vouch for this. Yes, I do have a machine (an Indigo 2 Impact, a.k.a IP28) running a n32 userland. So far, I've been damn lucky with the machine, and most things, *just work*. KDE 3.3.2 IMHO runs like a dream. KDE 3.4.1 however is a whole different ballgame, very unstable... sneeze, and the whole damn thing falls in a heap. As yet, I have not successfully compiled Gnome on this system either. It's better than it was... but it's still got a long way to go. :-) If you're extremely brave, then sure, run a n32 root. Otherwise, what I'd suggest... create a directory called /n32... and unpack the stage tarball in there. Then, when you want to play with n32, just `chroot /n32`, and away you go. :-) I'm already doing something similar to try and build up some sort of n64 userland, as well as an n32 image for MIPS3 (the current ones are MIPS4). -- ____ _ Stuart Longland (a.k.a Redhatter) / _ \ ___ ___ __| |__ __ __ Gentoo Linux/MIPS Cobalt and Docs - (_) \ / \ ; \(__ __)/ \ / \ Developer \ // O _| / /\ \ | | | /\ | /\ | / / \ /__| / \ \ | | | \/ | \/ | (___/ \____/|_; |_| \_/ \__/ \__/


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Re: [gentoo-mips] n32 userland David Cummings <real.psyence@×××××.com>