Ports on Tier-2 architectures

Although most of the FreeBSD user base uses machines running either the amd64 or i386 codebase, we do have users of our other architectures.

Various members of portmgr regularly build and upload packages for amd64 and i386 on the pointyhat build cluster. MarkLinimon currently builds and uploads packages for the Tier-2 architectures he has access to (currently, arm, ia64, 32-bit powerpc, and sparc64). You can use portsmon to see more information about the build status of all buildenvs; or, you can see the latest package status on pointyhat or pointyhat-west.

/!\ portsmon does not know anything about the arm or mips builds yet.

If you are interested in helping to provide package building resources (either physical or emulated) for any Tier-2 architecture, please contact Mark. (These days, we have sufficient hardware resources for amd64 and i386, thanks to grants from the FreeBSD Foundation.)

/!\ the FreeBSD Ports Collection does not yet support cross-building. The table below discusses only native building. We have not yet tried building on emulated instances, but it would be interesting to do so.

architecture

current buildenvs

comments

see also

amd64

amd64-7 amd64-8 amd64-9

updated ~weekly

arm

arm-9

single SheevaPlug; pkgng only

PackagesOnArm

i386

i386-7 i386-8 i386-9 i386-10

updated ~weekly

ia64

ia64-8

rarely updated

PortsBrokenOnTier2Architectures

mips

none

no hardware

PackagesOnMIPS

powerpc

powerpc-8 powerpc-9

updated ~monthly

PortsBrokenOnTier2Architectures

powerpc64

none

no hardware

sparc64

sparc64-8 sparc64-9

updated ~monthly

PortsBrokenOnTier2Architectures, Sparc64Packages

Final notes: FreeBSD 6.x support and alpha support have been discontinued; sun4v support was never completed.

PortsOnTier2Architectures (last edited 2012-08-27 18:22:08 by MarkLinimon)