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Re: quick (probably stupid) kernel deb question


Dean Hamstead writes:

> im currently running the deb'd kernel 2.4.25-powerpc-pmac
> on my clamshell ibook (g3 366)
> im definately looking at installing a 2.6.6 package

You need kernel-image-2.6.6-powerpc.  You should probably install
kernel-image-powerpc, which will keep track of future releases.

> im curious as to what power3, power4 and the seemingly vanilla
> powerpc packages.

This refers to specific processor chips.  The Power3 was never built
into a Mac, they are exclusively found in IBM RS/6000 boxen.  A
variant of the Power4, the IBM 970, is built into Apple's new PowerMac
G5.  The flavour called powerpc actually supports a wide range of
different 32bit PowerPC processors (60x, 7xx, 74xx), hence the vanilla

> the package details dont seem to elaborte.  maybe thats some
> constructive critisism on the packages.

It is, but it comes a bit late.  Revision 2.6.6-5 contains
descriptions, and is already uploaded.  Since it also adds the
above-mentioned tracker packages, it's stuck in the new queue and may
take some time to reach unstable.  You can read the descriptions at
rpc/kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.6-2.6.6/debian/control>, though.

Regards, Jens.

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