Re: problem with page /ports/powerpc/
Can you please mention that both powerpc and ppc64 (and even powerpcspe) are available through Debian Ports?
We are maintaining installer images for ports here:
The same applies to alpha, hppa, m68k, sh4, sparc64 and x32.
Note: We don’t have installation images for some of the architectures yet, but that’s being worked on.
> On Nov 3, 2017, at 9:16 AM, Laura Arjona Reina <email@example.com> wrote:
>> El 01/11/17 a las 10:57, Jonathan Dowland escribió:
>> I think the powerpc ports page needs some reworking for clarity. It
>> currently states
>> "It first became an official release architecture with Debian
>> GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato) and has retained that status ever since."
>> However the "PowerPC" architecture, which was the one introduced in 2.2,
>> was dropped after Jessie, so the last supported version is Debian 8.9.
>> The page goes on to link to some release notes which reinforce this
>> "Debian 9 regrettably removes support for the following architecture:
>> PowerPC (powerpc)"
>> Part of the confusion is the conflation of "powerpc" and "ppc64el",
>> which are the relevant architecture code-names. The page does have a
>> sub-heading for ppc64el specifically, but the structure implies that the
>> first section ("Debian for PowerPC") is relevant to both.
>> This may seem nit-picky but I was genuinely confused when trying to find
>> out what the latest version supported for my 32 bit Power PC.
>> P.S.: I'd make a suggested fix myself if the web sources were wiki pages
>> or in git instead of CVS, but I don't have the time to deal with CVS
>> right now, sorry.
> I'm attaching a diff to the /ports/powerpc/index.wml page that hopefully
> helps to clarify. CC'ing the debian-powerpc mailing list for the case
> they have comments, or they prefer to do themselves a complete rewrite
> of the page ;-)
> If there are no objections, I'll commit these changes in a week or so.
> Best regards
> Laura Arjona Reina