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Re: ppc64 support in Debian?






> We're about to get an IBM p-series machine here for evaluation.  We run
> Debian on our other servers, and it would be nice to stay standardized
> on one distribution.  I'm perfectly happy compiling my own kernels and
> even my own toolchain.  But I'm wondering if Debian has any packages
> that support the 64 bit powerpc environment.  Specifically, if there are
> 64 bit glibc packages, that would be great, and toolchain packages would
> be nice as well.
>
> If there aren't glibc packages, how difficult is it to replace Debian's
> glibc with another one?  Or can I drop in a 64 bit glibc just for the 64
> bit packages?  Can 64 bit libs mix with 32 bit ones, or am I going to
> have to recompile the rest of the libraries I care about myself also?
>
> I guess this will be a more widespread issue once linux runs on powermac
> G5's, which at least gives me hope that people have been thinking about
> this.  :-)
>
> Thanks,
> Daniel Eisenbud
>
> --
> Daniel E. Eisenbud
> eisenbud@cbio.mskcc.org
> Computational Biology Center
> Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
>
>

I do not know much about ppc64 support; however, these documents may be
helpful:

  http://people.debian.org/~fmw/p630-LPAR-Debian-de.txt  German
  http://people.debian.org/~fmw/p630-LPAR-Debian-en.txt  English

Rolf

--
Rolf Brudeseth
pSeries System Engineering & Integration, IBM Enterprise Systems Group
Austin, TX



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