ARM as a primary architecture

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Mar 21 13:07:14 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:12:25PM +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> How was this handled in the case of PPC? My understanding is that due
>> to legal reasons the Fedora Project never officially provided access
>> to PPC machines. There were a number of machines that users could get
>> access to that were provided by individuals but these were never
>> officially provided by the Fedora project.
> It was very unsatisfactory.  I had an account on David Woodhouse's
> PPC64 machine -- I think it was a PS3 -- but there was no root access
> so I couldn't install packages or test anything that needed root.

David's machines were usually Apple G5s.  If he gave you access to a PS3,
he must have disliked you at that particular moment.  Those were some of
the worst machines I have ever worked with because of their hardware


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