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Re: debian ppc64

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 21:02:47 +0100, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 04:46:59PM -0200, Rafael Ávila de Espíndola wrote:
> > Hi, I have done some work on porting debian to the powerpc64. The original
> > post:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/10/msg00193.html
> We have also been working silently on it ...
> > I also made some bug reports to add support for the powerpc architecture. One
> > missing is the one against dpkg
> > (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=263743). Who is the
> > "powerpc64 port team"? What is the correct name of the architecture?
> IT is not, we need to thinkg about this, and it will depend on wheter we go
> the pure64 way, or the biarch way. In any case i would like to have a working
> biarch compiler and stuff before i build kernels. Well, i already have a
> biarch compiler, but it is a hacked one, and not fit to be put into debian.
Correct me if I am wrong but I think the amd64 started as a pure64 and
is now adding multiarch support. A pure ppc64 may be a god starting

> > I see that you need a kernel. Maybe this helps:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/07/msg00449.html
> No, i don't think so, a ppc64 kernel which cannot be built inside debian is
> not really all that usefull, and there is still the question of the glibc.
> Work is underway on this, but there is still a way to go.
Would it be worth if it could build in a pure64? If not, what do you
think is a task worth doing?

> > Good luck with the port. Is there a malling list?
> Here would be the right place.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther
Rafael Ávila de Espíndola

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