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Re: Problems with Debian PowerPC

On Thursday 17 December 2009, Rogério Brito wrote:
> I will see with Otávio what can be done from the d-i side of it (I'm not
> really up to d-i things, since I've been working with the main
> distribution instead of with installers). But I can try to look at it.

I already replied to the original mail on the d-boot list [1], but had 
missed the fact it was so heavily cross-posted.

Please don't waste any time on this as there really is nothing wrong here.
All mentioned issues have just one cause: sid being unstable, exactly as it 
is supposed to be.

Users who want to "install" sid are almost always better of first 
installing testing and then upgrading to sid. This will avoid most of the 
issues unstable can have at any time, such as uninstallable packages due 
to library transitions or missing kernel packages due to build failures 
for a particular architecture.

Again, there is *nothing* wrong with the installer here. We welcome reports 
of issues with installations of testing, but issues with sid are seldom 
caused by problems in the installer.

Note that additional help with the installer, especially for non-mainstream 
arches like powerpc, is very much wanted. So if anyone does want to help, 
please do join the d-boot list, and start testing and working on issues.


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2009/12/msg00257.html

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