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Porting engine installation notes and packages for Darwin-x86
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Tip: There is some helpful hardware configuration information in the Mac Slash thread, on our CD support page, and on Apple's website. If you have additional questions after reading those documents, then post a message to Darwin-User.
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chmod 755 pkg_add.x86
./pkg_add.x86 -fv \
tar -zxf ~/ports-darwinx86.tar.gz
We have created a complete x86 package set to make life a little easier. Use "pkg_add -f URL" to install them. Be sure to read the package installation instructions (skip to step 4), but return to this page for the actual packages. In the case of the packages, there is still a small issue with the x86 suffix, but the porting system is unaffected by this bug.
If you would like to install basic GNU-Darwin functionality, then download and execute this file. The basic installation is also available from the giant file server list. Just scroll down to 3.x86-Base Install.
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first bootstrapping pass
Columbia was the first reusable spacecraft, here depicted in its second launch.
Similarly, the GNU-Darwin code base appears to be reusable for a variety of
applications. For example, we recently released ports tarballs for GNU/Linux
Alpha. Now, we are finally bringing GNU-Darwin to the Darwin-x86
architecture, with little or no modification to our essential files.
GNU-Darwin-x86 is GNU-Darwin itself, our second launch.
Many thanks to NASA's excellent Astronomy Picture of the Day for providing such beautiful pictures on the web.
If you have questions, consult the following documentation, and adapt it yourself to the Darwin-x86 case.