[CentOS-devel] 5 for ppc
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Thu Apr 5 01:33:57 UTC 2007
Zenon Panoussis wrote:
> First post here, so hi everyone.
> Mostly by accident I started compiling PNAEL-5 for ppc, first on a Mac G4
> and then, when I run into the multilib requirements, also on a G5.
> The ppc
> variant is going well, ppc64 is a huge pile of headaches. So I figured,
> better ask around first:
> - Is anyone else working on what could be CentOS-5.ppc? Am I duplicating
> effort or could this be useful?
yes, I am and have most of the tree done. Once we have i386/x86_64
released then I'll get some more time to work on this. Feel free to
carry on, and we can share notes.
> - CentOS-4 has no ppc binaries. Is it due to lack of hardware and/or time
> or is it a technical or political decision? In other words, if I manage
> to complete CentOS-5.ppc, would the core team be interested in adding it
> to the binary distribution?
we are going to do a ppc release, adn are already working on it.
> - Are the Centified PNAEL-5 SRPMS available somewhere, so I can avoid
> building trademarked packages that I would later have to rebuild again?
you need to wait for centos-5/i386 to be released for that, then use the
src.rpms published under there.
> - Is CentOS-5 being built with --define "dist .el5" and --define "rhel 5"
> or with some non-PNAEL designation?
we are using define centos 5
> If you have tried this and run into unbuildable ppc64 packages, I'd love to
> hear whether/how you got around the problem with e.g. binutils and elfutils.
I can push binutils and elfutils if you need, alternatively - I am happy
to even push packages are they build for both ppc and ppc64. However, am
going to be very busy till after this weekend, so I hope you can hold
out till then :)
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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