[Dev] Porting Lemote Yeeloong

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Fri Oct 15 19:39:24 GMT 2021

Based on my previous experience with OpenPower and Risc-V Ports, the
major obstacle to making parabola available on currently unsupported
hardware is keeping packages up to date without excessive manual effort.

The second obstacle is obtaining sufficient hardware to feed the build
queues. Although I guess you could work around this by using enough
emulated build VMs on the more readily available x86 machines out there.

I'm afraid I can't answer your primary question though, whether people
still use mips64el hardware today. But if you're interested in talking
through the finer points of packaging and porting, I'd be happy to chat
on IRC :)


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 07:57:51PM +0200, Jan Prunk wrote:
> Hello,
> I am interested if there are still any users with Lemote Yeeloong
> computers? This computer was supported with gNewSense. Denis "GNUtoo"
> suggested that the mips64el port could be revived for Parabola, what
> do others think, is it worth doing that? I guess it doesn't make much
> sense reviving it, if there are very few users who still have and
> would use such a computer? I am also interested if there is a manual
> on how to install Parabola on it? If I make this computer operational
> (with assistance from some other developer), I could later contribute
> with writing bug reports and possibly even build packages for mips64el
> (or grant some other developer access to do that). AFAIK the support
> for this machine has been dropped on most modern GNU/Linux
> distributions and those rare distributions which still support it are
> NetBSD and OpenBSD.
> Regards,
> Jan
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