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Re: Fwd: Upcoming Release of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0

Jason Self wrote:
> Please see
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2006/07/msg00188.html
> And, as Brian Durant pointed out, this isn't just about the iMac G5
> but also the Power Mac G5 (PowerMac 9.1) as well. In fact, Debian
> chokes on most of Apple's newer PowerPC machines. I and many others
> had been looking to Etch as a solution, but it won't provide one with
> 2.6.17 and I'm not looking forward to the potential of waiting through
> the lifetime of another stable release before gaining support.
> It's important, IMHO, that 2.6.17 _not_ be selected as the default
> kernel but rather 2.6.18 (or later) for the reasons discussed on
> debian-powerpc... even if that means delaying the release of Etch.

Backporting the necessary changes is certainly an option. I would
think this is up to the powerpc Porters to handle.


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