On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 14:58:15 -0400
Brian Waite <linwoes(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As fate would have it, I just got my hands on an old
Sparc. Thanks to
your mail I found a distro. While perusing the FAQ though I think I
found a pointer to your question. There is an up2date sever and
directions at: http://current-aurora.anthonymendoza.com/
I hope it works for you. Here hoping I can even get a prompt :)
there is a page that walks one through the upgrade process,
step-by-step. It even uses Yum.
As it happens, WPI has their aurora path yum-ified, so I was able to use that... It's
I finally had the time to sit through the whole ordeal, which took a little longer than I
would have liked (mostly because important things came up, like interacting with my kids.
:) ), but the process was pretty-well documented.
Barring any serious problems, it's fairly simple, though time-consuming. If anyone
has a SPARC system lying about, you may be interested in playing with this. It's
worth a look.
For the un-initiated, here's how the Aurora version numbers compare to Red Hat:
Aurora version Red Hat version
1.91 Fedora Core 1
1.92 Fedora Core 2
I understand from the mailing list that Aurora 2.0 is in the works, which will be bassed
William Smith wsmith-at-chezsmith-dot-com
Fall River, MA http://www.chezsmith.com
"You have to take a speed-yawning course to get through
some of this stuff" -- Dan Rather, on the 2004
Democratic National Convention
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