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Re: grub2 on powerpc

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:19:28AM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 12:20:43PM +0200, Aurélien GÉRÔME wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 11:24:41AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > ofpathname is part of the ibm-powerpc-utils package (not the same as the
> > > package currently in debian), and Aurelien Gerome is packaging it, since
> > > yaboot also needs it over the kind-of-broken ofpath found in the yaboot code,
> > > so this should be less an issue than you think.
> > 
> > This is Bug#386675 (ITP: powerpc-ibm-utils -- Utilities for maintenance
> > of IBM PowerPC platforms) which blocks Bug#377097 (yaboot: ofpath
> > fails on IBM JS21 blades).
> > 
> > The powerpc-ibm-utils package will have the same Priority & Section
> > the legacy powerpc-utils package have, i.e. important & utils, and
> > Yaboot will depend on it to use ofpathname.
> Why not put it into the powerpc-utils package then? As far as I

Because Michael Schmitz thinks it is a bad idea, and doesn't really believe in
group maintenance ? 

> understood from the discussion, ofpathname is not specific to IBM
> powerpc machines. It should work on every OpenFirmware based powerpc
> (including macs), correct? 

It may be a bit more buggy on powermacs than on true CHRP boxes, and there are
some issues yet, which it would be good to fix ASAP. There are three packages
indeed, the powerpc-utils, the powerpc-utils-papr (ibm 64bit specific) and the
librtas one. only the first has any chance to work on powermacs.

But indeed, my original proposal was to include all those packages in the same
powerpc-utils source package, with some binary packages, but neither Aurelien
nor Michael where trilled over it.


Sven Luther

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