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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] ppc64el support in endorsed distros

From: Andreas Grapentin
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] ppc64el support in endorsed distros
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:52:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.0 (2018-05-17)

Hello Donald,

I am happy to announce that we have managed to successfully bootstrap
parabola for powerpc64le. I attached a screenshot of the first
interactive session of the first successful virtualized boot.

It's of course going to be a lot of work to extend this preliminary port
to a usable distribution - and we will need to talk about how this work
is going to be organized - but at the moment the port is at least
self-hosting, reasonably self-contained, follows the same packaging
guidelines as mainline parabola, and was created entirely on parabola
using only free software.

I'll be back early next week with more information and a downloadable
virtual machine image for everyone to take a look at. My internet
connection at home is unfortunately too unreliable for uploading the
package repositories and the VM image, but I wanted to keep my promise
of delivering something this week ;)


On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 04:51:54PM -0400, Donald Robertson wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> There's been some interest in having an endorsed distro with ppc64el
> support for IBM Power systems, similar to what Debian makes available
> <>. My understanding is that currently
> none of our endorsed distros have this available. So we're looking to
> see if one would be a good candidate for adding support, or possibly if
> there is a distro out there that currently supports it and would be a
> good candidate for endorsement. If a distro was interested in adding
> support, there might be a group that could help with that work. Thanks
> for any help you all can provide.
> -- 
> Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.
> Licensing & Compliance Manager
> Free Software Foundation
> 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor
> Boston, MA 02110
> Phone +1-617-542-5942
> Fax +1-617-542-2652 ex. 56


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