The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that powerpc meets the architecture recertification criteria for lenny.
It can also be used as a source of information for future recertification pages of PowerPC in Debian.
If some of these requirements are irrelevant or implausible for the port, please add a waiver request indicating why and how this isn't a problem for the arch in bold.
The architecture is publicly available without NDAs via:
The following machines are available to developers:
bruckner.debian.org - maintained by DSA, connectivity via freenet.de.
The Debian port is maintained by the following developers, who actively work on architecture specific issues:
The port is being actively used at the following sites:
- Nathael Pajani: Used on any new powerpc board from ACTIS computers for kernel development and testing, and then used by some of their customers (I hope so) as I give them a basic debian rootfs.
Popcon indicates 709 users of the architecture at 2008-08-31.
The installer is being maintained by ... and it's currently working effectively. Successful installation reports are available at the debian-powerpc mailing list.
Support for crucial packages is provided by:
- glibc: upstream developers of glibc.
- gcc: upstream developers of GCC.
- g++: upstream developers of GCC.
Some of the information above was provided by Josh Boyer on the debian-powerpc mailing list.
Archive coverage and Autobuilder support
The port is currently more than 98% up to date according to the buildd stats, as of 2008-08-31 (95% cut off).
The port has currently built more than 98% of the archive according to the buildd stats, as of 2008-08-31 (90% cut off).
The port builds from unmodified Debian source.
The following machines run buildds for the port:
The security team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The Debian admin team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The stable release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
The release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:
Nathael Pajani have noticed the following problem in supporting the architecture:
http://bugs.debian.org/495120 which prevents apt (and certainly other binaries) from running on e500 cores. This is bad on a debian system.