Thursday, July 29, 2010

Loongson 2F N32 stage3 is now available on gentoo mirrors

It is under experimental/mips/stages/loongson/. Like:
http://mirrors.xmu.edu.cn/gentoo/experimental/mips/stages/loongson/
I should have done it long ago, just don't familiar with catalyst and catalyst lacks documentation.

Thanks to leio and robbat2 for making it happen.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330021

I have already included kernel modules in the stage3. You can find the corresponding kernel here:
http://www.gentoo-cn.org/~zhangle/

If you want to build your own kernel, use the source here:
http://dev.lemote.com/code/linux-loongson-community/wiki/WikiStart

You also need loongson overlay. Just use layman to add it. Of course you need to emerge layman first.
http://www.gentoo-cn.org/gitweb/?p=loongson.git;a=summary

If you find portage ask you to downgrade packages, you can try this trick
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86 ~mips"
However you need to understand that there is no guarantee that software installed in this way would work. But at least some of them will work. Like perl. I have been using this for a long time. Some packages are not so easy to downgrade. So maybe you need to use this too. But remember, if the package really works, better file a keyword bug asking devs to add mips keyword to it.

Please note this is experimental, so I am afraid there will be problems. If you hit any, please don't hesitate to contact me.

1 Comments:

Blogger Redhatter said...

Downloading it now... I hear N32 has been making great strides since I grabbed kanaka's multilib stage3, and spun out some rather rough N32 stages for mipsel some years back.

Shall be interesting, I'll have to get the big-endian port back on track in this regard too.

7/29/2010 7:47 PM  

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