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Re: Error trying to update powerpc64 Jessie machine.

On 06/28/2018 10:35 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> It is perfectly possible to install the last supported 64-bit release and then dist-upgrade to sid and everything seems to run just fine. I am having no troubles ( nothing fascinating other than some datatype weirdness ) on a PowerMac G5 :

There was never an officially supported 64-bit PowerPC release for big-endian,
just little-endian (ppc64el).

> nix$ uname -a
> Linux nix 4.17.2-genunix #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 23:42:51 GMT 2018 ppc64 GNU/Linux
> nix$

This is just the kernel. Your userland is still 32-bit, I assume:

dpkg --print-architecture

> However I really should yank the disks out and try the latest installer
>  with grub2. Just for testing.

Have fun!

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