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Note: Currently there is no SPArch installation media so you must follow steps along the lines of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_Existing_Linux. Note also that there are not many repositories currently, and they don't have many packages.

Installing pacman on your host system

You can get the pacman package for sparc64 from http://dcampbell.info/archlinux

$ wget http://dcampbell.info/archlinux/core/os/sparc64/pacman-3.4.1-1-sparc64.pkg.tar.gz

Once you have pacman on your host system, you will need to edit pacman.conf. Tell pacman to use one of the SPArch package repositories.

Setting up a chroot

Once you have installed what packages you want with pacman into your chroot, you will need to edit the makepkg.conf file you use to build packages. At a minimal for a sparc64 machine, modify the appropriate lines to match what is below:

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Building a bootable base system

Sharing your packages with others

We need to figure out how to maintain the sparc repositories so that we can spread out the work of keeping a working set packages available to others. --DaveKong 01:47, 8 November 2010 (EST)

Packages needed for a base system (sparc64)

Below are packages that have not been added to a SPArch repository yet:


  • attr
  • bash
  • binutils
  • bzip2
  • coreutils
  • cryptsetup
  • dash
  • dcron
  • device-mapper
  • dhcpcd
  • diffutils
  • e2fsprogs
  • file
  • filesystem
  • findutils
  • gawk
  • gcc-libs
  • gen-init-cpio
  • gettext
  • glibc
  • grep
  • grub
  • gzip
  • initscripts
  • iputils
  • jfsutils
  • kernel26
  • less
  • libusb
  • licenses
  • logrotate
  • lzo2
  • mailx
  • man-db
  • man-pages
  • mdadm
  • net
  • pacman
  • pam
  • pciutils
  • pcmciautils
  • perl
  • ppp
  • procps
  • psmisc
  • reiserfsprogs
  • rp-pppoe
  • sed
  • shadow
  • sysfsutils
  • syslog-ng
  • sysvinit
  • tar
  • tcp_wrappers
  • texinfo
  • udev
  • usbutils
  • util-linux-ng
  • vi
  • wget
  • which
  • wpa_supplicant
  • xfsprogs


  • autoconf
  • automake
  • bison
  • fakeroot
  • flex
  • gcc
  • libtool
  • m4
  • make
  • patch
  • pkg-config