Re: Taking over maintainance of yaboot ?
I'm using the ppc port (VME boards and Power5 Power5+ and Power6 systems)
and I'd like to help.
I'm not a DD but I have upload rights because of my DM status (I maintain
and co maintain a few packages related to Ada).
I'm mainly an Ada and C developer.
Hope it will help, xavier
De: "Gaudenz Steinlin" email@example.com
A: "debian-powerpc" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:09:43 +0200
> Excerpts from Benjamin Cama's message of Don Sep 16 14:01:52 +0200 2010:
>> I am trying to exactly understand the bugs that currently affect the
>> Debian PPC port and particularly yaboot. There are many bugs around it,
>> but even before trying to fix them, we should check if it's even
>> possible to get them applied?! And as we saw (a lot due to Rick Thomas
>> work) yaboot is currently unmaintained and as been so for a very long
>> time (see http://packages.qa.debian.org/y/yaboot.html ). I am Cc'ing
>> Aurélien Gérôme just in case, but without much hope, and Sven Luther has
>> left for a long time.
>> The problem is?: who could take yaboot over ? There are no DD that I
>> know of in the debian-ppc community and yaboot is quite arch-specific.
>> Furthermore, I am not very familiar with how such a take-over could take
>> place?: I've had a look at
>> and I am planning to write to email@example.com, but help on gathering
>> information is welcome. I am also wondering if a NMU could be possible.
>> Then, updating yaboot to the latest known active development branch
>> (http://yaboot.ozlabs.org/ ) would help a lot our port to stay alive, as
>> many have noted that Debian on PPC looks a bit dead from "outside".
>> Another problem is that a lot of information is lost because this
>> mailing-list is one of the "last" place to get information about Linux
>> on PPC for desktop users but digging in the archives is no always easy.
>> I think we should try to gather information on the wiki?:
>> If anyone want to help have a correct PPC port for Squeeze, please
> I'm willing to sponsor packages. But the maintenance work has to be
> done by others. I currently don't have time to invest larger chunks of
> time into Debian PPC. Please contact me by private mail if you have
> PPC specific packages ready and are looking for a sponsor.
> I'm also willing to sponsor NMUs for any bugs that warrant an NMU.
> So, no it's up to the non DDs careing about powerpc to do the work
> instead of just complaining that nobody cares ;-)
> Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
> Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
> ~ Samuel Beckett ~