Bug#365203: rootskel: Please support the ppc64 architecture
On 06-May-02 20:01, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 01 May 2006 08:52, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> Adding the extra files under installer/build is no real issue. Any changes
> in tools or the Makefile needed?
Adding the extra ppc64 specific files should be sufficient.
> > I had to set up the network manually to get around a problem with the
> > automatic DHCP setup and there is also a problem with the partition
> > detection.
> Does (lib)parted already work for you or could the partitioning problems
> have their base there?
parted seems to work. I am not yet sure what the actual problem is. A
small patch to partman-base will probably be necessary, but this will
fix only a part of the partitioning problem.
> I'd appreciate it if you could try to get this working first, so we have
> an overview of the full set of patches and know that it will actually
> result in working installations.
I will work on this. Currently I still have to use quite a few ugly
tricks to convince the installer to install the ppc64 port.
I am not sure how much work it will be to make a really smooth d-i
installation of the ppc64 port possible. But I am quite confident that
it can be done and that the amount of actual changes to the d-i sources
will be small.
> Until that time I think working in a branch would be best. It's up to you
> if you want to do that in a local checkout, but I suppose it could also
> do no harm to get you d-i commit access so you can set up a dir under
> people/ for that.
A local checkout or a dir under people would both be fine. I will
work in any way that is considered convenient by the d-i team.
It will just be good to know that the ppc64 related changes are
generally welcome and have a chance to be included in the main d-i
sources at some point.
> We could decide on integration after that. We would certainly need your
> firm commitment to maintain the port though.
Of course, I will commit myself to maintain the d-i ppc64 port.