imac g5 and current fedora

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at
Wed Feb 17 17:03:55 UTC 2010

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Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> Timo Schoeler wrote:
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>> thus Matthew Miller spake:
>>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:26:39AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>>> Keep in mind that ppc/ppc64 were demoted to a secondary architecture
>>>> starting with Fedora 13, so you don't really have an upgrade path at
>>>> the
>>>> moment.
>>> Okay, thanks. Does secondary in this case mean "dead", or actually
>>> secondary?
>> Is there any way to get it back to 'primary'? If there's spare time on
>> my side any time soon I'd like to work on a CentOS 5 port of powerpc
>> (especially as RHEL6 will be available for Power)...
>> Fedora isn't that far away, too.
>> Timo
> Well, there is progress on the centos-ppc port but we're lacking
> hardware resources ...

Well, I hang around in their IRC channels occasionally and already asked
on the mailing lists. I work at an ISP and could provide hosting (web
space, mailing lists, CVS/SVN, yadda yadda) and have a Power 275 machine
idling (besides several PPC Macs).

Unfortunately, I'm not able to say 'I have n hours spare time to help',
it really depends on my workload.

> And don't forget that RHEL6 will only target IBM Power machines, so not
> the Macs

Sure, but PowerPC Apple hardware is outdated, anyways. (Don't get me
wrong, I like their PowerPC hardware; I didn't buy any Apple after their
switch, and I won't. But my dual G4 runs NetBSD. ;)


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