When F16 PPC image will be available ?

Manash Kumar Nayak manashkumar.nayak at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 16:47:21 UTC 2011


Thanks a lot to all of you for this relevant info.
I have already subscribed to fedora-ppc mailing list.
I will start communicating there too.
yeah ! I will sure join #fedora-ppc on irc.

regards,
Manas

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Karsten Hopp <karsten at redhat.com> wrote:

> Am 04.08.2011 17:22, schrieb Adam Williamson:
> > On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 13:22 +0200, Dan Horák wrote:
> > >  Manash Kumar Nayak píše v Čt 04. 08. 2011 v 16:28 +0530:
> > >  >
> > >  >
> > >  >  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Frank Murphy<frankly3d at gmail.com>
> > >  >  wrote:
> > >  >
> > >  >          On 04/08/11 10:24, Manash Kumar Nayak wrote:
> > >  >          >  I was looking for F16 PPC Alpha TC1 image, but
> unfortunately
> > >  >          could not
> > >  >          >  find the same.
> > >  >          >  I think it is not yet available to test.
> > >  >          >  Any idea when F16 PPC image would be available for
> testing ?
> > >  >          >
> > >  >          >  Thanks&  Regards,
> > >  >          >  Manas
> > >  >          >
> > >  >          >
> > >  >
> > >  >
> > >  >          >ppc hasn't been supported since Fedora 13, iirc.
> > >  >          >https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/
> > >  >
> > >  >        I heard F16 is going to support PPC this time. But don't have
> > >  >  much official information on this.
> > >  >        Thanks Frank for this info.
> > >
> > >  PPC is a secondary architecture for some time in Fedora, see
> > >  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC
> >
> > Right, and secondary arches do not necessarily follow the schedule of
> > primary arches; in theory they can, but usually they don't. It's up to
> > the PPC SIG to produce the testing images they consider appropriate, and
> > to decide when to produce them.
>
> At the moment we have less than 600 packages that are older than their
> counterparts on the primary archs, 9800 packages are at the same level.
> Unfortunately some of the 'big' packages like python,  binutils or the
> latest gcc
> have issues that either block progress completely or force us to use
> older versions
> until they get fixed.
>
> Nonetheless we're currently working on getting some installable images,
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