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Re: [PATCH v2 4/5] Patch the CHRP boot script

Was the removal of powerpc-ibm-utils coordinated somewhere? I‘m asking because it’s still in the package list of debian-installer for powerpc/ppc64/ppc64el in debian-cd [1].

I can’t seem to find the removal bug report.


> [1] https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-cd/debian-cd.git/tree/tools/generate_di+k_list

On Nov 21, 2017, at 10:02 AM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> wrote:


On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:36 AM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:

On Nov 20, 2017, at 10:51 PM, Frank Scheiner <frank.scheiner@web.de> wrote:

Well, to be on the safe side, I think you need to use the latest versions of ofpath and ofpathname, hence running Debian Sid could be the easiest way to make sure this is the case.

As both ofpath and ofpathname are shell scripts, would it be possible to just install Sid on one of the machines and copy the scripts to each of the other machines?

Mostly all of these machines are currently running Jessie, and it would be a lot of work to upgrade each to Sid, run the experiments, then downgrade back to Jessie.

Alternatively, could we make a Sid live (or rescue mode installer) CD that I could boot to run the experiments?

On a third hand, all of these machines have a Firewire port that they can boot from.  Can I install Sid on a single Firewire external drive and boot each machine in turn from it…  It would have to be two Firewire drives, one for the G4 machines, and the other for the G5s.  Would that work?

One last comment, do not use `ofpathname` from package
`powerpc-ibm-utils` since the package has been removed. The issue
should be solved within the command lines tools provided by

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