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Re: Problems with Debian PowerPC

On Wednesday 16 December 2009, Rick Thomas wrote:
> 1) The daily d-i CDImage for PowerPC hasn't been updated since Dec 12th.
> 	http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerp

That is only 4 days.

> 2) Even if it were updated, it still would not be possible to install
> Debian Sid on PowerPC due to the lack of a linux-image package more up-
> to-date than 2.6.30.  This problem has existed for several weeks.

Why does that hinder installation? All architectures use 2.6.30 in the 
installer. And the linux-image packages are not the responsibility of the 
D-I team.

> 3) When I install a "graphical desktop environment" with Squeeze using
> the above d-i images, I get a system that is missing almost all of
> gnome due to un-resolvable dependency conflicts.

That is also not the responsibility of the D-I team.

In general, you can *never* be certain that sid is installable, and 
certainly not the desktop task. The better option is *always* to install 
testing and then upgrade to sid afterwards.


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