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Re: sarge kernel frozen (2.4.27 and 2.6.8), and plans for post-sarge powerpc kernels.

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 08:35:02AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 01:53:28PM +0900, Horms wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:12:39AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 05:04:20PM +0900, Horms wrote:
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > > > Are there debian machines that are suitable for doing such a build
> > > > should the need arise?  It seems that if it is just a matter of running
> > > > a build and watching bugs, then whoever updates kernel-source could do
> > > > the ppc build.  That is assuming someone like yourself who knows a bit
> > > > more about ppc is available for consultation of problems arise.
> > > 
> > > There should. At least on ppc, i offered a pegasos machine to the
> > > debian-admins and it got rejected because there really wasn't need, so ...
> > > 
> > > Many folk have got free pegasos ppc hardware from genesi, including Christoph
> > > and Jens, so there should be no lack of such boards.
> > 
> > Ok, I'll try and be a little more specific. Do you know of any 
> > machines that are available to kernel team members, or more
> > generally debian developers, to do ppc builds?
>   http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi
>   There is bruckner, but i wouldn't recomend it, as it is a motorola
>   powerstack if i am not wrong, and rather slow and old, There is malo and
>   voltaire which are dual-G4 powermac (500MHz), and i believe one of the
>   laters should do it. They are developer only though, which may be a problem
>   for certain of the kernel team members who are not yet debian developers.
>   I may be able to provide a pegasos box to whoever decides to take over this
>   burden, but can't promise anything. Do you volunteer for that ? 

It seems that no one else is jumping at this idea, so yes, I guess so.
Right now I'd like to build from kernel-tree 2.4.27-10, thanks
for your instructions on how to do that, very much appreciated.

I looked at malo and voltaire, both seem to be busy, presumably
acting as buildds, and there is also the problem of installing
kernel-tree, as I don't have root. In short, if you could make a machine
available that would be most excellent. SSH access would allow
me to start the build ASAP. If you want to physically send hardware,
thats ok too (though I am not sure where to put it), but lets
talk about that later.


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