Debian ppc64 port


The Debian/PowerPC64 (ppc64) port project is active for supporting Big-endian 64-bit PowerPC CPUs with VMX unit as follows:

PowerPC 970/970FX/970MP, Cell BE and PowerXCell 8i (PPE only), POWER6/6+, POWER7/7+, POWER8, PA6T, PowerPC e6500.

This port on doesn't support POWER4/4+, POWER5/5+, Xenon, PowerPC A2, PowerPC e5500, which are 64-bit PowerPC CPUs shipped unfortunately without VMX unit. Please use official 'powerpc' port for these machines at this moment.

(From 2014-03-01, the packages are built without VMX options. Users of these machines, please wait a moment.)


64-bit PowerPC ELF Application Binary Interface Supplement

ppc64 porterbox for Debian Developers

ppc64 buildd status

Buildd status of ppc64 (unstable)

Buildd status of ppc64 (experimental)

Buildd stats of ppc64

Buildd overview of ppc64


deb sid main
deb-src sid main
deb unreleased main
deb-src unreleased main

Setting up a ppc64 chroot on a powerpc system

debootstrap --no-check-gpg --arch=ppc64 --variant=buildd sid /chroots/sid-ppc64
chroot /chroots/sid-ppc64
mount -t proc proc /proc

Then, edit apt-line and install 'debian-ports-archive-keyring' package from official repository.


If you are interested in porting to Debian ppc64 port, please contact ppc64 buildd maintainers.