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Re: Call for testers: new yaboot package release - report installation PowerMac G5

On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 01:56:49 +0200
Benjamin Cama <benoar@free.fr> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> So, yaboot in debian is currently suffering from a lot of problems,
> and until now we were only talking about it. Here is some code to
> test it, now to really see what's still causing problems and what's
> solved.
> Here is the (temporary) place where you can find it :
> http://benoar.fdn.fr/yaboot/
> It contains a .deb and the git repository I used to build it (beware,
> there's a lot of cruft in it caused by my experiments with git and
> debian packaging; I lack experience in both). It basically an
> up-to-date yaboot (1.3.16) + debian modifications from 1.3.13a (some
> were already integrated upstream) + Rogério Brito's debian packaging
> enhancements + some patches (namely Rick Thomas' quotes and spaces
> fix for latest linux-base, and the no /proc/ide fix (which IMHO fixes
> nothing interesting, but still)) + fixes of mine (mainly debian
> packaging).
> Everything should be "nicely" commited, and there's a separate branch
> with fixes but no debian stuff for upstream to pick up from
> (debian-yaboot) which was forked from repository's 1.3.13 (you'll see
> tags to get from here to the debian-1.3.13a version, then to this most
> recent debian-yaboot). The branch containing the full package stuff is
> debian-yaboot-packaging (yes, nothing standard) and master is actually
> the upstream (from ozlabs). And I forgot to merge the
> debian-yaboot-with-doc branch which contains the HTML documentation,
> please excuse me for that, it will be in the next one.
> If you want to build it yourself :
> git-buildpackage --git-upstream-branch=master \
>                            --git-debian-branch=debian-yaboot-packaging
> Still, I may have done some mistakes, and need advices on packaging (I
> tried to listen to lintian as much as possible).
> Please test it and report bugs/suggestions on this ML.
> Message to Aurélien: it would be nice if you could comment on this and
> help getting yaboot updated. Uploading that without you would be
> painfull, please answer to this email.
> Regards,
> benjamin
Hi everyone,

and thanks a lot to Benjam for his work!

I downloaded and installed the file yaboot_1.3.16-1.1_powerpc.deb from
the link you submitted. I have a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3 GHz (late 2005)
running Debian Lenny and MacOSX 10.5

I let just the package installer installing yaboot. After that I ran
ofpath and it detected correctly my two SATA Drivers.

After that I ran yabootconfig. It creates a yaboot.conf but it stops
immediately without running mkofboot. Last massage:
'yabootconfig: yaboot is not installed correctly, not running mkofboot'

Checking the generated yaboot.conf shows that it fails to detect the
old kernel (no image=/boot/vmlinux.old section) and the MacOSX system.

Then I ran 'ybin -v' that installed correctly the new generated
yaboot.conf. As expected, the first yaboot prompt doesn't show any
x option (for MacOSX)

I resumed my old yaboot.conf running again 'ybin -v' - which worked

Ok, I think it's all. Let me know, if I can help further

I would like also to try to build myself an installer with this new
patched yaboot - not sure that I have enough time right now...

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