Re: Call for testers: new yaboot package release - report installation PowerMac G5
2010/10/1 Gunther Furtado <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Em 30Set2010 (quinta), Tiresia Giuno <email@example.com> disse:
>> On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 01:56:49 +0200
>> Benjamin Cama <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> same here!
>> Checking the generated yaboot.conf shows that it fails to detect the
>> old kernel (no image=/boot/vmlinux.old section) and the MacOSX system.
> the newly generated yaboot.conf uses the old terminology:
> cat /etc/yaboot.conf
> ## yaboot.conf generated by yabootconfig 1.0.8
> ## run: "man yaboot.conf" for details. Do not make changes until you
> ## see also: /usr/share/doc/yaboot/examples for example configurations.
> ## ## For a dual-boot menu, add one or more of:
> ## bsd=/dev/hdaX, macos=/dev/hdaY, macosx=/dev/hdaZ
> azul:~# ybin -v
> ybin: Finding OpenFirmware device path to `/dev/hda6'...
> ybin: Installing first stage bootstrap /usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot
> onto /dev/hda6... ybin: Installing primary
> bootstrap /usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot onto /dev/hda6... ybin:
> Installing /etc/yaboot.conf onto /dev/hda6... ybin: Setting attributes
> on ofboot... ybin: Setting attributes on yaboot...
> ybin: Setting attributes on yaboot.conf...
> ybin: Blessing /dev/hda6 with Holy Penguin Pee...
> ybin: Updating OpenFirmware boot-device variable in nvram...
>> 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
forgot to mention it is an iMac G3 (300MHz)
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