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Re: Bug#564150: Is Debian on PowerPC dead? [Re: Bug still present [Re: Bug#562575: installation-reports: Buisnesscard PowerPC installer loops with Segmentation faults]]

On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 13:17 -0500, Rick Thomas wrote: 
> On Jan 17, 2010, at 10:31 AM, Julian Hernandez Gomez wrote:
> > The only powerpc computer that I have (PS3) is the one that I'm  
> > trying to install :(

I think someone reported that there were images from last year which
worked -- I think at this stage installing by fair means or foul in
order to have a dev & test environment would be advantageous.

> > maybe Rick had other machines previously installed and he could run  
> > the cdebconf powerpc version.

> I do have such machines, and I'd be happy to do that, but I'll need  
> instructions, since I've never done it before.

I think Julian has proved that it is cdebcof-get which is the issue.

I'd recommend grabbing cdebconf from the d-i svn repo and building a few
test versions at various points between 0.145 and 0.146. Just running
cdebconf-get from the built source tree may prove informative.


> Thanks!
> Rick

Ian Campbell

genealogy, n.:
	An account of one's descent from an ancestor
	who did not particularly care to trace his own.
		-- Ambrose Bierce

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