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Nekoware-mips3

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:28 pm
by nekonoko
Well I fired up my old Indigo last weekend after replacing a dead battery. Great machine - but it sure would be nice to have some basic Nekoware stuff (how spoiled I've become!). So I took advantage of the fact we have such a great resource of detailed compilation instructions, patches and complete distribution files and began to "respin" existing Nekoware packages as mips3.

The basic procedure is to do a 'keep *' on a mips4 nekoware package followed by a 'install neko_somepackage.opt.*' to get the goodies needed for a recompile (instructions, source, patches and dist files). All compilation was done on IRIX 6.5.22/MIPSpro 7.4.4m on an Indigo R4400.

It's only been a few days but I've already put together enough to become useful including basic utilities (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.), fun stuff like dexter1's XMMS and GQMPEG, server goodies like Postfix, BIND9, OpenSSL/OpenSSH and more.

Everything should just work unless I missed stripping out a 'mach' dependency in one of the dist files (got bit by that at the outset). If these packages prove useful to someone, great - if not, hey, I've got some stuff to play with on my Indigo now ;)

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/downloads/index ... are-mips3/

Nekoware MIPS3

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:10 pm
by GeneratriX
Amazing news Neko! ...and I think you'll increase very sensibly the usefulness for MIPS3 boxes! ...It is really great!, I'm sure I'll have good use for these new software collection at some point. Thanks! ;)

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:18 am
by squeen
heh heh. Nekoware fork! :D

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:26 am
by Hakimoto
I was waiting for this! MIPS3 fork! Yeehaw!

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:24 pm
by hamei
Hakimoto wrote:I was waiting for this! MIPS3 fork! Yeehaw!

Supplement ! Supplement ! Fork sounds so .... divisive.

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:33 pm
by thegoldbug
Excellent. Now I can fire up my Elan.

thegoldbug

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:52 pm
by Arti77
Just picked one up for $10! Now if it comes with a keyboard and mouse I can install some Nekoware :D

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:07 am
by Hakimoto
hamei wrote:
Hakimoto wrote:I was waiting for this! MIPS3 fork! Yeehaw!

Supplement ! Supplement ! Fork sounds so .... divisive.


Ok, ok. :P

I was waiting for this! MIPS3 SUPPLEMENT! Yeehaw! :D

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:10 am
by zafunk
What excellent timing! I'm supposed to be picking up an Indigo this weekend.

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:45 am
by BetXen
What a good idea!

I will probably get an Indy and an Indigo soon. And the box I'm working on quite everyday is a R4400 Indigo2. Do you plan to compile the latest version of rsync too?

I wish we'll have fun with all these boxes sleeping in many corners...

Regards.


Raphaël

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:44 pm
by nekonoko
BetXen" wrote: Do you plan to compile the latest version of rsync too?


It's all a matter of time - I've only been working on this a week now :) I just finished that one today.

If there are any other packages folks want to see sooner than later (provided they're already in standard Nekoware) let me know and I'll try to bump them higher in the priority chain.

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:50 pm
by BetXen
Thanks a lot in advance...

Have a good day.


Raphaël

Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:53 pm
by deBug
Great to Hear that you are giving us MIPS3 files!
My Indys and Indigo2 will be some much more usefull now.

Thanks a lot.

//deBug

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:55 pm
by nekonoko
Okay, still working on this - 119 packages and counting. Now that I have a lot of the libraries completed the applications are coming along pretty quickly.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:03 pm
by milatchi
Additional thanks here also Nekonoko. I can't wait to get my Indigo back out and get it up and running. :D