[CentOS] CentOS PPC architecture support
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Mon Dec 15 18:34:17 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Stewart Williams wrote:
>> I have a system with a PowerPC cpu which I'd like to run CentOS on in a
>> production environment (albeit for a home personal server.)
>> Does anyone know if the CentOS team are actually going to support PPC?
>> I have found a page which states release 4 is in beta. But little else.
>> Is there lack of demand for support for this aging arch?
> somewhat. About the same level of demand there is for CentOS s390
>> Is there a lack of volunteers?
>> I'd be willing to test the releases and bug report, or help out in
>> anyway I can.
> sounds good. What kind of a machine do you have ?
It's a Mac Mini G4 currently running Fedora.
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : 7447A, altivec supported
clock : 1333.333328MHz
revision : 0.5 (pvr 8003 0105)
bogomips : 82.94
timebase : 41600571
platform : PowerMac
model : PowerMac10,2
machine : PowerMac10,2
motherboard : PowerMac10,2 MacRISC3 Power Macintosh
detected as : 287 (Unknown Intrepid-based)
pmac flags : 00000000
L2 cache : 512K unified
pmac-generation : NewWorld
AFAIK this is a 32-bit CPU.
>> Fedora has good support, however, I don't really want to update the
>> system often.
>>  http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=65
> You should be clear that there is no real 'ppc' support in EL at all,
> they only support a ppc64 based cpu. However, ppc support is something
> that I plan on getting into CentOS. Timeline ? perhaps in sync with 5.3
Ah. I did not realise that. I assumed they supported both.
As I said, I'd be glad to help in anyway I can. s390 is something I've
always mean't to get into too, running under hercules; but never got
round to it yet.
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