The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that sparc meets the architecture recertification criteria for etch.
If some of these requirements are irrelevant or implausible for the port, please add a waiver request indicating why and how this isn't a problem for the arch in bold.
The architecture is publicly available without NDAs via:
The following machines are available to developers:
vore.debian.org - hosted at visi.net
auric.debian.org - hosted at visi.net
As of 2006-07-10, none of these do actually work. auric is restricted and vore has been down for quite some time.
The Debian port is maintained by the following developers, who are familiar with arch-specific issues for this port
ClintAdams (Debian Developer)
- Blars Blarson (Debian Developer)
- Stephen Frost (Debian Developer)
- Brendan O'Dea (Debian Developer)
GuillemJover (Debian Developer)
- Jurij Smakov (Debian Developer)
The port is being actively used at the following sites:
- Dead Beast Enterprises: deadbeast.net
- c47.org: londo.c47.org, lennier.c47.org
Popcon indicates 90 users of the architecture as of 2005-10-11.
The installer is being maintained by the d-i team with Frans Pop taking a special interest in Sparc and it's currently working effectively. Help is needed on getting d-i working better for newer hardware though. Successful installation reports are available at:
Upstream support is provided by:
- glibc: Jakub Jelinek, Dave Miller
- gcc/g++: Richard Henderson, Dave Miller, Jakub Jelinek, Eric Botcazou
boot loader: BenCollins
Archive coverage and Autobuilder support
The port is currently at 97% up to date according to the buildd stats (95% cut off)
The port has currently built 96% of the archive according to the buildd stats (90% cut off)
The port builds from unmodified Debian source.
The following machines run buildds for the port:
The security team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The Debian admin team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture: