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Fedora SPARC

Architecture Maintainer Team

Interested in joining the SPARC team? Contact the team lead .

Contact Info

  • IRC: #fedora-sparc on
  • Mailing List:
  • Regular IRC Meeting: Fedora SPARC will have regular IRC meetings on TBD.


Fedora SPARC started out as the Aurora SPARC Linux Project , when Red Hat stopped support for SPARC with Red Hat Linux 6.2. Fedora SPARC is the continuation of the Aurora efforts, in an official capacity as part of the Fedora Project.

CPU and Architecture Target

The baseline SPARC CPU architecture that we have chosen to support is sparcv9 (32bit). Although Aurora (the predecessor to Fedora SPARC) supported sparcv7 as its baseline, poor upstream kernel support for sparc/ (as opposed to sparc64/) combined with significant optimization gain make sparcv9 a much more viable target. Unfortunately, this means that sparc32 systems (anything SUN4M or older) will not work with Fedora SPARC.

It is possible that we will release a sparcv7 baselined tree again at some point, either under the Aurora name or as a Fedora SPARC release.

Sandbox Systems

Currently, there are no Fedora SPARC sandbox systems available.


Koji Instance

The Sparc Koji instance can be found at

Build Servers

daedalus Sun Fire T1000, 32 1ghz thread Niagara 1 CPU, 2x73gb sas drives, 16gb ram.
korolev Sun Fire T2000, 32 1ghz thread Niagara 1 CPU, 2x73gb sas drives, 8gb ram, 253gb T3 StorEdge shelf.

Database Server

vala Netra X1, 500mhz Ultrasparc IIi, 2x80gb ide drives, 2gb ram.

Tracker Bug

If excluding sparc architectures you need to make the bug block F-ExcludeArch-SPARC

to see whats currently blocking visit Bugzilla

Target Dates

Fedora SPARC 12

- Anaconda needs partitioning support at the least - Ideally release will be by April 1 2010

Fedora SPARC 13

- Once F12 updates are built we can start building F-13. - March 10 2010 updates are underway