On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 01:32:11AM -0500, Ray Knight wrote: > On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 11:51, Nathanael Nerode wrote: > > This is a heads up warning. > > > > m68k is currently in the *worst* shape of all the architectures for > > debian-installer, and appears to have nobody working on it. > > > > If you want m68k to release with sarge, someone has to start working on > > it. :-/ Contact debian-boot to see what needs to be done. > > OK, I'll bite. What can I do to help? How do I contact debian-boot? Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org > I'd don't want to see m68k support disappear as debian is the only > distribution that support the architecture as far as I know. Me neither. Guess this means there's three of us now: me, Stephen Marenka, and you, with that difference that we'll mostly be working on mac, whereas your subarch is different, IIRC. You'll want to create an alioth account and contact email@example.com to get added to the debian-installer project; then, do a cvs checkout, build, and see if it works. You may have to create a different kernel-image-udeb package (or use the one from linux-kernel-di if you're using amiga), let me know if you need help in that area. If I'm really messing things up (hey, I just got out of bed :), and you are using mac, then the best way *you* could help is, really, to make sure something more recent than 2.2 runs on macs as soon as reasonably possible. Debian-installer relies heavily on things such as DevFS and devpts (but especially DevFS), and the absence of a working 2.4 kernel for mac68k puts us back at using ugly hacks in userspace to emulate the needed parts of that, and is the main reason I haven't been able to produce a working debian-installer image yet. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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