Re: Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-11-22
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 3:29 AM Dennis Clarke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/24/19 4:06 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > Hello!
> >> On Nov 24, 2019, at 4:20 PM, roberto.guardato <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Adrian,
> >> i've tested the image for ppc64 on powermac G5, it has the same problem installing the bootloader.
> > Yes, as I have communicated here already I have not worked on this issue yet due to lack of time.
> > But so far people keep insisting using Yaboot which is unmaintained and buggy instead of willing to work on ofpathname. So the ofpathname issue won’t be worked on until I have time for it.
> > I don’t mean to be snarky, I’m just explaining the current situation and why the issue isn’t yet fixed.
> > Yaboot isn’t an option. It’s no longer maintained, has build dependencies on libraries no longer maintained either and removed from Debian and also doesn’t support modern ext4 filesystem features.
> > So, unless Yaboot gets a new upstream maintainer to fix all these issues, it’s not an option.
> > Also, for anyone with a Mac, I have left the Yaboot images in the “10.0” folder.
> > Adrian
> I appreciate the work that you do and wonder if I can help a bit here.
> The issue seems to be that the open firmware data is being
> misrepresented or misunderstood to the grub boot loader or is there
> a nice bug report somewhere I can look at ?
You should find a portion of the history at:
Maybe Adrian has a different link, since he is in favor of patching
the tool from the powerpc-ibm-utils package (my understanding is that
the issue should be fixed in grub-ieee1275).
> Dennis Clarke
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