From ArchWiki
Revision as of 03:41, 9 November 2010 by DaveKong (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Tango-document-new.pngThis article is a stub.Tango-document-new.png

Notes: please use the first argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:SPArch#)
Template:Article summary start

Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary end

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

Installing pacman on your host system

First you need to get pacman:

$ wget

If you don't mind littering your root, you can install pacman this way:

# cd /
# tar xzf /where/put/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.

# vim /etc/pacman.conf
Server =$repo/os/$arch/
Server =$repo/os/$arch/

In order for pacman work you may also need to first install some other packages. In Debian testing, I had to install xz-utils and libarchive-dev. I then had to install libfetch and openssl from the SPArch repository

$ wget
$ wget
$ cd /
# tar xzf /path/to/openssl
# tar xzf /path/to/libfetch

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:

need to fill this in

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