NetBSD/sparc 1.2

NetBSD/sparc 1.2 was the third formal release of NetBSD/sparc.

NetBSD/sparc is based on work done at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory by the Computer Systems Engineering group under DARPA contract BG 91-66, which later appeared in the 4.4BSD-Lite distribution from the University of California, Berkeley. It was imported into the NetBSD source tree on October 2, 1993. Special thanks are extended to the LBL Computer Systems Engineering group for their work. Without it, the port would not exist.

Paul Kranenburg was the maintainer of NetBSD/sparc at the time of the 1.2 release.

Supported Hardware

The following hardware is supported by NetBSD/sparc:

If you have a device that's not listed, it might be compatible with something else, or we might have simply forgotten it. If all else fails, maybe you could write a driver!

Major items often asked about, but not yet supported include:

The NetBSD/sparc port features extensive binary compatibility with SunOS 4.1.x programs. Statically linked SunOS executables will run with minimal setup. To run dynamiclly linked executables, you'll need to provide the shared libraries that came with your SunOS installation. See NetBSD's compat_sunos(8) manual page for more details. SunOS programs that will not work include those that use the SunOS kvm library, certain (low-level) disk manipulation utilities, and programs making explicit use of Sun's STREAMS subsystem.

If you're interested in NetBSD/sparc you should use a more recent version.

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