Bug#855134: installation-guide: mips related cleanups and updates
Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2017-02-19 at 12:41 +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > there is also no armmp-lpae flavour of the installer for armel. Please
> > > delete that as well.
> > Hmm, the table has armmp-lpae only for armhf, not for armel. Do you want me
> > to remove that one for armhf?
> Yes, I meant armhf.
Ok, will be deleted.
> > > Finally, two of the architectures are missing documentation of their
> > > installer flavours:
> > >
> > > - For i386 there are default and xen installer flavours. The xen
> > That would mean, we have to add 2 "flavor" entries for i386?
> > How would we name them? Some proposal below in the table ...
> > The "default" entries are not optimal ...
> Yes, but I can't think how better to label it.
This could probably be resolved by adding some additional paragraph after the
table, explaining the flavors in more detail ...
> > > installer flavour is needed for Xen PV domains only.
> > > - For powerpc there are powerpc and powerpc64 installer flavours.
> > > I believe powerpc64 is needed on all systems with 64-bit
> > > OpenFirmware.
> > That means the same? Add to flavors for ppc64el? How to name them?
> > I am confused here, powerpc is no release arch anymore, right?
> No, I don't mean ppc64el. I looked at the published version of the
> installation manual so I didn't see you already removed powerpc a few
> hours earlier.
So we only need the ppc64el flavor for powerpc, right?
> (Should non-release architectures really be removed completely from the
> installation manual? It seems like they should be excluded from the
> published versions for stable and testing, but not removed altogether.
> I don't know how difficult that would be to arrange.)
That removal was included in the patch from James Cowgill in this bug,
which I applied.
But you are right, powerpc content was not completely removed at other
places in the manual, but is just not used. So it would be consistent, to
re-add that entry, but out-commented.
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