Also on the bug-squashing front this weekend, I've resurrected teranesia, my sparcstation 5. I plan to use it either to help squash SPARC-specific bugs, or to test the woody -> sarge upgrade-path. The latter is not entirely altruistic as this webserver will have to go through the transition at some point.

Once I'd got the box up and running (and sorted out networking) I tried to get it into shape, catch up on security updates, etc. I got a bit frustrated by the delay in connecting via ssh, so I decided to recompile the libssl package. This isn't rampant gentoo-ism, there's actually a difference with the sparc packages. Before:

jon@ice:~$ time ssh /bin/true
real    0m5.406s
user    0m0.130s
sys     0m0.010s


jon@ice:~$ time ssh /bin/true

real    0m2.765s
user    0m0.110s
sys     0m0.030s