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Re: grub2 on powerpc

On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 09:34:50AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> writes:
> > As you might know, experimental grub2 support has been added to d-i
> > when using the expert mode, but it is only yet available on
> > i386/amd64.
> I think powerpc support might be a bit premature.  The powerpc code
> upstream is a bit lagging compared with i386/amd64, and depends on
> tools not in Debian.  For example, changed to the i386 shell scripts
> have not been made to the corresponding powerpc scripts; this really
> needs to be made into common code, to avoid this needless effort.  The
> same also applies to some of the C source.  It's not a great deal of
> work to fix these issues, but I am currently lacking sufficient time
> to do it myself.
> This may be outdated though--I haven't checked out grub2 for a couple
> of months, so it may have already been rectified.

This is strange.  I know one of the core grub2 maintainers is using powerpc
regularly (with code from CVS).

As for tools not in Debian, you mean ofpathname?  Is the grub2 debian package
usable at all without ofpathname? (I understand that at least grub-install
won't work, making d-i support impossible).

Robert Millan

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