Fw: Debian powerpc binary compatibility?
After sending the question to debian-powerpc, I've realised that I'd
better send it here, doing this now.
Again, thanks for any replies.
Begin forwarded message:
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 13:48:19 +0400
From: Sergei Poselenov <email@example.com>
Subject: Debian powerpc binary compatibility?
Could you please answer some questions, regarding the use of the
Debian powerpc distro for embedded PowerPC system?
- What exact target CPU it is built for? I see here
http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/install the list of
supported machines, but how can I understand will the Debian binaries
work on my board with the specific CPU?
Is it possible, knowing only the specific CPU type (440, 603, 8540,
8560, etc) to say will it run Debian PowerPC Distro or not?
(I understand that there should be a kernel supporting the specific
board; I'm rather interested in the instructions set used by GCC to
build the binary images for Debian powerpc distro. In short - what
"-mcpu=" GCC option is used for build?)
- We are considering to rebuild the Debian distribution, to
tune the packages for the specific CPU type (enable hardware FP
I now the Debian powerpc distro is built natively. Are there any
details of the build process available, so we could use it in our
Thanks for any help.