Loongson 2F N32 stage3 is now available on gentoo mirrors

It is under experimental/mips/stages/loongson/. Like:
I should have done it long ago, just don't familiar with catalyst and catalyst lacks documentation.

Thanks to leio and robbat2 for making it happen.

I have already included kernel modules in the stage3. You can find the corresponding kernel here:

If you want to build your own kernel, use the source here:

You also need loongson overlay. Just use layman to add it. Of course you need to emerge layman first.

If you find portage ask you to downgrade packages, you can try this trick
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86 ~mips"
However you need to understand that there is no guarantee that software installed in this way would work. But at least some of them will work. Like perl. I have been using this for a long time. Some packages are not so easy to downgrade. So maybe you need to use this too. But remember, if the package really works, better file a keyword bug asking devs to add mips keyword to it.

Please note this is experimental, so I am afraid there will be problems. If you hit any, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Redhatter said…
Downloading it now... I hear N32 has been making great strides since I grabbed kanaka's multilib stage3, and spun out some rather rough N32 stages for mipsel some years back.

Shall be interesting, I'll have to get the big-endian port back on track in this regard too.

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