Status of packages on the sparc64 architecture

The state of the packages on sparc64 leaves a lot to be desired. The sources for this problem:

Phabricator group

Please join us on Phabricator.

unofficial repository

MarkLinimon has created an unofficial repository on his own machines.

/!\ These packages are not guaranteed to be secure or working. They 'work for me'. However, they may introduce security holes or panic your system. They are intended for testing only.

There are both quarterly and latest repos:

repo

upload date

#packages

latest

20151223

16233

quarterly

20151014

16249

unofficial repo: configuration

To use this repo, create the following file as /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/obscurecomputers.org.conf:

obscurecomputers.org: {
  url: "http://198.62.109.178/${ABI}/<which>",
  mirror_type: "http",
  signature_type: "none",
  enabled: yes
}

and substitute either quarterly or latest for <which>.

Also, optionally, you can turn off the default repo search to quiet some error messages. To do so, create the following override file as /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf:

/!\ Only do this on your sparc64 machines!

FreeBSD: {
  url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/latest",
  mirror_type: "srv",
  signature_type: "fingerprints",
  fingerprints: "/usr/share/keys/pkg",
  enabled: no
}

A final note: this repository does not contain the whole ports tree. For instance, I am not building the scientific and language-specific categories, nor am I building cross-development tools or emulators. Also, I have put various ports that failed to build on previous runs into the blacklist file.

unofficial repo: bootstrapping

Per PkgPrimer, you need to install pkg itself to bootstrap; the system is not able to do it automatically.

fetch http://198.62.109.178/102-2015Q3-20150925-sparc64-quarterly/Latest/pkg.txz
tar xf ./pkg.txz -s ",/.*/,,g" "*/pkg-static"
./pkg-static add ./pkg.txz

Contact MarkLinimon for more information.

ports in most need of attention

Sorted by # affected, descending.

portname

# affected

affects

comments

print/texlive-texmf

926

gnome & kde

just times out for me

misc/compat9x

483

mostly haskell

see PR 184379

lang/libobjc2

92

gnustep

marked broken

graphics/opencv-core

92

gnome & kde

marked broken

devel/dbus-qt4

50

www/webkit-gtk2

47

x11-toolkits/py-qt4-gui

34

archivers/snappy

18

devel/protobuf

16


CategoryTODO

Sparc64Packages (last edited 2015-12-24 11:07:44 by MarkLinimon)