Re: Linux for the HP Apollo

Eric Youngdale (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:37:03 -0400

>Im not sure of the state of the GNU tools for the HP Risc. One thing when
>this was thrown about earlier on linuxnet IRC was from an OSF guy - the
>OSF Mach microkernel (which the Linux PowerMAC project uses) supports

The main problem/difference is that the GNU tools don't support
the same debugging formats that the native PA compilers from HP do.
If you are using gdb, it doesn't matter, of course, since gdb can deal
with either icky old stabs or the PA format.

I would also be curious to know if anyone has even made an attempt
get Linux up and running on an HP box. I doubt that you would get much
help/interest from HP - they seem pretty singleminded in their goals, and
I would guess that at best they would view linux as a diversion.


"The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep,
And lines to code before I sleep, And lines to code before I sleep."