Recently a G5 tower fell into my hands. I was hoping to install Fedora
on it. I found that F13 has not been built for ppc/ppc64. I have read
that someone was trying to setup a build environment for Fedora, but I
haven't seem much discussion about it.
I suppose I could put this beast on the Internet and install koji and
see if people will help me get a viable Fedora release going.
Anyone know what the current status is?
On 08/02/2010 11:55 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> It is holding down the floor. Sir Isaac Newton is demonstrating that an
> object at rest tends to just sit there. Repeatedly. :-)
>> does need at least 1 GB of RAM though, 512 MB will work but spend most
>> time swapping.
> I think it has 2G.
>> Let me know what I should do to get access.
> Well, it will take some time but I would need to power it up and install
> Fedora on it. I had planned on a Debian release for it but for some
> obscure reason I never got around to it.
Debian is ok too, I think I just need gcc, make, libgmp.
> Stay in touch and I'll see what I can do. You should send me your public
> key and at least I can setup ssh access to a login portal that allow
> access over to the network it would sit on.
I'll attach the public key.
On 08/02/2010 09:16 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
>> I would like to bootstrap the MLton compiler for ppc64 for EPEL, but I
>> don't have access to ppc64. I need a machine with at least 1 GB of RAM.
>> Can anyone assist me?
> I have a IBM Type 9114-275 sitting around doing nothing. Does that help?
Sure, is it running some recent Fedora, or literally doing nothing? It
does need at least 1 GB of RAM though, 512 MB will work but spend most
Let me know what I should do to get access.