Re: Debian on mac68k
On 2/20/16 7:09 PM, Finn Thain wrote:
> Hi Stan,
> Linux v2.2 has many known bugs that have been fixed in v2.6 or v3. I would
> advise that you avoid old kernels.
Yes, I'm trying to compile a later kernel... prefereably 3.19.8...
>> I read that there's an effort to restart Debian support for mac68k after
>> Debian 3.1, but I haven't found much information about it.
> There is no Debian port for Apple Mac 68k hardware as such. There is a
> Debian port for the m68k architecture, which covers hardware from Apollo,
> Apple, Atari, Commodore, NeXT, Sun etc. Debian/m68k is actively developed.
> Please see https://wiki.debian.org/M68k
Some of the links on that page are broken; such as
"http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/dists/etch-m68k/" I am interested in
helping with the project and would be happy to help with testing...
> If you want to build your own kernels, I suggest you obtain a cross
> toolchain from kernel.org: https://www.kernel.org/pub/tools/crosstool/
I will check on cross compilers... Taking a week to compile a kernel is
> The scsi stability issues can be resolved with the right patches. A
> timekeeping issue suggests high timer interrupt latency. If this problem
> affects recent kernels, we could look into it. If you are willing to test
> a recent kernel binary, I'd be happy to build one for you.
Yes, I'd be happy to test a kernel binary, please also include a .config
file, so I could try compiling it as well.
thanks for your help