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Bug#436450: RFH: mol -- The Mac-on-Linux emulator

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal


The Mac-On-Linux packages are formally team maintained, but actually I'm
the only active maintainer and my time is quite limited. This is why it
took quite long to prepare the long overdue update to support the latest
kernels. I would be glad to welcome some more members to the pkg-mol

The packages are maintained in the alioth repository on 

Source tarballs (repackaged and original) are available from 

If you need help or have further questions, feel free to ask on

This is a small TODO list from the top of my head:
- check configure options we could activate (especially pci-proxy
  support and debugger support)
- better support for running linux inside mol (probably this is
  currently broken, guest side drivers are not packaged for debian,
  sources are in the old mol bk archive, snapshot at
- fix building mol twice in a row (double compilation support release goal!)
- check and possibly package new gui frontend (svn module mol-gui at
- write missing manpage for mol-img
- ...


The package description is:
 Mac-on-Linux is a virtual machine capable of running
 GNU/Linux, Mac OS and Mac OS X on most Debian/PowerPC
 machines.  In contrast to an emulator, Mac-on-Linux runs
 natively on the processor, i.e. it is very fast.
 This package contains the emulator itself.  In order to actually use
 it, you need kernel modules from an mol-modules package built against
 your kernel version (if you can't find pre-packaged ones, build your
 own from the mol-modules-source package).  Also, you will need a
 mol-drivers package that supports the operating system you wish to
 run on the virtual machine.  At the time of this writing, there are
 driver packages for Linux, Mac OS 9 and earlier, and Mac OS X.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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