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Re: debian ppc64

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 10:00:09PM +0100, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> On 04-Dec-08 21:27, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 08:51:11PM +0100, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > When was that, and why did you not help out making sure debian-installer
> > worked on your hardware ? 
> Last time I tried was a few weeks ago. I did not even come to the point
> where the kernel started to boot and I had no idea how to check why 
> this happened - let alone to fix this.

What about filling a bug report ? The power4 kernels worked fine on Jens's
dual 2GHz G5 box, i understand.

> > Well, my debmirror run gives me a 16GB size for sarge+sid, so your calculation
> > are completely OFF. Debian/sarge ships two full DVD isos for powerpc binaries,
> > which makes at least 9GB (minus 300MB or so for d-i).
> Most certainly these 9 GB include the 'Arch: all' packages. If you 
> subtract those, you will get less than 5 GB for the binary powerpc 
> packages which is exactly what I said. The packages from testing and 
> unstable are mostly the same. The difference between testing and 
> unstable at any given time is seldom more than 20% which is roughly 
> equal to 1 GB.

Well, they are mostly the same right now, this will diverge once there are big
glibc changes and such.

But again, the problem is more of bandwidth than disk space it seems.

> I am maintaining an amd64 archive which has 98% of all packages from 
> testing and unstable and which includes the 'Arch: all' packages. That 
> archive has about 10 GB, so I am quite sure about the numbers.

ppc code is bigger than x86 stuff though.

BTW, i created a mailing list, it will be activated tomorrow or something


Sven Luther

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