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.
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
> 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.