Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Aggelos <marmango@××××××××.gr>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] emerging of silo fails
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 20:47:20
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] emerging of silo fails by Dereck Martin
on 09/17/2007 10:12 PM Dereck Martin wrote the following:
> I have been running gentoo on a sparc64 since 2004.0 or 2005.0 release. > I know it isn't sparc32, but unless you have some dire need to run a > 2.4 kernel I would suggest running a 2.6 kernel.
Please see my reply to Brant Williams' post. Beside that its
> getting increasingly difficult to install gentoo under a 2.4 profile. > > I think we all sometimes forget gentoo is a progressive linux and is > always changing. Because of this it is only backward compatible to a > short period of time in the past, like a year. Unlike the other > distributions (red hat/SuSe, etc) where you can install older versions > this distribution sorta requires you to stay somewhat current with the > times. =)
I'm experiencing it first hand ;)
> > Not saying it is impossible. For instance I run a few machines in 2.4 > profile because I use them for an OpenMosix cluster. That has been > removed from portage for months now, but I can still install it because > I copied the 2006.0 profile and all the required files to a portage > overlay directory so I could still use it even when gentoo stopped > supporting it. You may have to do this same technique in order to use > your 2.4 kernel and stuff,
Good idea. ;) How should I proceed? I guess it must me quite simple but, I would appreciate your help. Aggelos. -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-sparc] emerging of silo fails Dereck Martin <dmartin@×××××××××.com>