Was it Matthew French who wrote on Monday 11 March 2002 08:01:
> Hi all,
>> I am looking for a CD or three of any distribution compiled for SPARC,
> preferably with the 2.4 kernel.
>> www.UltraLinux.org lists several distributions, most of which no longer
> seem to support SPARC. Debian supports SPARC, but only seem to have
> compiled binaries for the 'stable' release. I am hoping to use the 2.4
> kernel, so this would only be a last ditch option. SUSE also do a SPARC
> version, but only as an enterprise release (7 CD's) for EUR180 which is a
> little too expensive for my needs.
>> I have not searched the Internet for downloadable ISO's. At 56k, with the
> rates Eircon charge, it would most probably be cheaper to fly to Germany
> and pick up a signed copy of SUSE linux. :(
>> Any hints on where else I could find compiled binaries on CD?
I would at least query Mandrake. I know they do ppc releases, and they may
have a sparc product. They have been on the 2.4 kernel since 8.0.
Another option seeing as you know what you want is www.linuxfromscratch.org .
The idea is that you build it as it says, from scratch. This includes init
scripts, etc. I trust you can cross compile for it initially. You only d/l
what you want, and end up learning a lot as you go along. I have decided my
next distro is coming from there - if only for the learning experience
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