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. :-)
> Daniel Eisenbud
> Daniel E. Eisenbud
> Computational Biology Center
> Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
I do not know much about ppc64 support; however, these documents may be
pSeries System Engineering & Integration, IBM Enterprise Systems Group