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installation images for ports (was: Re: problem with page /ports/powerpc/)


El 03/11/17 a las 09:33, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz escribió:
> Hi Laura!
> 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:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports

Sorry but I'm not sure how to handle that request. I'm not familiarized
with ports and Power PC architectures, and I see that:
- http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports does not list powerpc
- https://www.debian.org/ports does not list ppc64
- the powerpcspe entry in www.debian.org/ports leads to a wiki page
https://wiki.debian.org/PowerPCSPEPort, not a web page

> 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.

This makes me think about writing that info not in each particular
port's page, but maybe in the main www.debian.org/ports/index page,
right between "List of other ports" and the actual list?

In any case, I'm a bit clueless about the specific wording. My proposal
would be the attached diff (to the general ports page,

What do you think?


> Thanks,
> Adrian
>> On Nov 3, 2017, at 9:16 AM, Laura Arjona Reina <larjona@debian.org> wrote:
>> Hello
>>> 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[1] 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.
>>> [1]
>>> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#idm45867730651312
>> 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
>> https://wiki.debian.org/LauraArjona
>> <index.wml.diff>

Laura Arjona Reina
Index: index.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/index.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.133
diff -u -r1.133 index.wml
--- index.wml	27 Jun 2017 21:59:55 -0000	1.133
+++ index.wml	3 Nov 2017 09:19:04 -0000
@@ -140,6 +140,14 @@
 <toc-add-entry name="portlist-other">List of other ports</toc-add-entry>
 <br />
+<div class="tip">
+ There are non-official installation images available for some of the following ports in
+ <a href="http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports";>http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports</a>.
+ Those images are maintained by the corresponding Debian Port Teams.
 <table class="tabular" summary="">

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