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Re: Call for m68k/atari debian-installer testers

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 01:30:59AM -0400, Ray Knight wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 10:21, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > Unofficial debian-installer (d-i) test images are available for 
> > m68k/atari at <http://people.debian.org/~smarenka/d-i/test/atari/>.
> > 
> > You need a minimum of something like 24 MB of ram to test these images.
> > 
> > The home page for d-i has pointers to the Installation HOWTO and 
> > Manual at <http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/>. 
> > 
> > The images include nativehd (for launching under an atari os), cdrom
> > (should work with beta 4 cdroms), and floppy (which should be bootable).
> > 
> > All the images should work with either a 2.2 or 2.4 kernel. I'd
> > particularly like to know if the 2.4 kernel works, since the 2.2 kernel
> > may get dropped from sarge.
> > 
> Dropping the 2.2 kernel from sarge will mean no support for m68k Macs
> until someone fixes 2.4 or 2.6 in that regard.  Currently there isn't a
> stable 2.4 or 2.6 kernel for the m68k Macs.

I totally understand, all the m68k boxes I have are macs. I also spent a
fair amount of time adding 2.2 kernel support to d-i.Nonetheless, the 
security team would rather not support three kernel versions. It's 
unclear whether they are willing to support 2.2 for m68k and sparc or 
not. I hope they decide to, otherwise about half our buildds will go
without security updates (or we can move to 2.6 without a console 
keyboard, which I'm thinking about anyway).

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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