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Re: sarge kernel frozen (2.4.27 and 2.6.8), and plans for post-sarge powerpc kernels.

Horms wrote:

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 08:35:02AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 01:53:28PM +0900, Horms wrote:
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:12:39AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 05:04:20PM +0900, Horms wrote:

Are there debian machines that are suitable for doing such a build
should the need arise?  It seems that if it is just a matter of running
a build and watching bugs, then whoever updates kernel-source could do
the ppc build.  That is assuming someone like yourself who knows a bit
more about ppc is available for consultation of problems arise.
There should. At least on ppc, i offered a pegasos machine to the
debian-admins and it got rejected because there really wasn't need, so ...

Many folk have got free pegasos ppc hardware from genesi, including Christoph
and Jens, so there should be no lack of such boards.
Ok, I'll try and be a little more specific. Do you know of any machines that are available to kernel team members, or more
generally debian developers, to do ppc builds?

 There is bruckner, but i wouldn't recomend it, as it is a motorola
 powerstack if i am not wrong, and rather slow and old, There is malo and
 voltaire which are dual-G4 powermac (500MHz), and i believe one of the
 laters should do it. They are developer only though, which may be a problem
 for certain of the kernel team members who are not yet debian developers.

 I may be able to provide a pegasos box to whoever decides to take over this
burden, but can't promise anything. Do you volunteer for that ?

It seems that no one else is jumping at this idea, so yes, I guess so.
Right now I'd like to build from kernel-tree 2.4.27-10, thanks
for your instructions on how to do that, very much appreciated.

I looked at malo and voltaire, both seem to be busy, presumably
acting as buildds, and there is also the problem of installing
kernel-tree, as I don't have root. In short, if you could make a machine
available that would be most excellent. SSH access would allow
me to start the build ASAP. If you want to physically send hardware,
thats ok too (though I am not sure where to put it), but lets
talk about that later.

I hate to be the one to ask a stupid question, if indeed it is stupid, but will everrything in Sarge work with a 2.4 kernel? I remember when I did my first dist upgrade to Sarge, I was still setting up my system for multi-boot, and after the upgrade when I ran ybin, it complained of the kernel being too old and as a result some values might be wrong, then at the next boot, linux was no longer bootable unless I manually did it from Open Firmware. Not even holding down option at boot would recognize it. I did the dist-upgrade from Woody so I was using the 2.4.18 kernel I think, so the 2.4.27 kernel may have different rresults I don't know, Just something to think about though.

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