mano at roarinelk
Apr 20, 2009, 10:28 PM
Post #3 of 3
Re: MIPS32 Little-Endian softfloat packages, anyone interested?
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On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 08:36:16PM -0400, Kumba wrote:
> Manuel Lauss wrote:
>> For the last 3 years I've been "maintaining" a modest collection of
>> packages for generic little-endian MIPS32 softfloat systems (mainly for my
>> Alchemy hardware). It includes a lot of stuff which is currently
>> on MIPS (qt4, scanner support, etc; almost all run-tested on real
>> Is there interest in the Gentoo(-MIPS) community for these packages?
>> A list of packages can be found at  as well as the custom portage
>> which was used to build them at .
>> The package tarball is ~1.1GB in size; 90% of the packages have been built
>> gcc-4.3.3. Mainly generic stuff I needed to do my work plus a few
>> just-for-fun things like KDE-4.2.2 (yes it runs, but at a glacial pace).
>> Manuel Lauss
>>  http://mlau.at/files/gentoo/mips32elsf/mips32elsf-etc-portage.tar.bz2
> This is pretty neat. Although, our focus is more on the bigger MIPS
> workstation, like the SGI stuff and even some of the Longsoon machines. We
> actually have a separate team that focuses more on the embedded machines,
> including embedded ARM, MIPS, and other related equipment.
Although Alchemys are lacking a FPU and a decent GFX accelerator, I think
performance-wise they're not that slower than SGI boxes.
> I'd post this to the gentoo-embedded list, and you might find a few people
> over there interested. Some of the methods you used for building these
> packages, including any toolchain changes, eclass/ebuild changes, might be
> useful to them over there.
I actually didn't change any ebuilds, it's as "vanilla" as the Gentoo
installations on my x64 machines (all packages have been built natively).
I'll contact the embedded folks!