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Re: iMac G5 Status?

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 10:28:38PM +0100, Paul Brossier wrote:
> sorry, just for precision, does that mean, the power4 flavour is
> deprecated in newer kernels in favour of the pseries? i quite liked the
> idea of being able to install a full 32 bits system on a G5.

If you really want a 32bit system, you would need to install the following as
64bit still :

  64bit kernel, biarch glibc, 64bit libncurse and procps.

The rest of it can all be 32bit userland, as far as i understand at least.
If you build a static 64bit procps, you can also go away with only the 64bit
kernel and it.

The truth is that 32bit kernel support on ppc64 processors is going to go away
rather sooner than later, and is less well maintained by upstream even now,
and usually breaks often and needs to be hand-fixed.


Sven Luther

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