Re: porting machines
email@example.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> I don't think there are any Debian developers with a machine of that
After lurking on the debian-devel list for 2 years, I feel I should write
I am on the MkLinux team at Apple.
Our "distribution" has been pretty simple so far. There's a gigantic tar
file on an HFS (Mac filesystem) CD that gets untarred into a freshly made
partition. After this basic install, then there are ppc-rpm's that can
be added on.
There is nothing that I would like to see more than to have all the user
land stuff turned into debian packages. We really would like to
concentrate on getting the kernel/server running on more Mac platforms,
and stop having to worry about keeping every package up to date.
There's a problem, though. As I understand, it would probably take a very
"proactive" role from someone to make ppc-debian distribution (microkernel
style or otherwise). The MkLinux team is very small. We don't have the
manpower that it would take to move a project like that. We barely have
enough to make forward progress on what we already have. I doubt that simply
making a MkLinux machine available on the net would be enough.
However, if someone would like to lead a ppc debian effort, we'd love
to hear from you.
Gilbert Coville firstname.lastname@example.org
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