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Re: Someone needs to work on d-i for m68k if you want it in sarge

On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 02:53, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> 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 debian-boot@lists.debian.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 joeyh@debian.org 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.

i didnt see the original post, but i can volunteer if you need more...


p.s. i have several mac68k machines... currently only my Q800 is running

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