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Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 12, 2017, 5:14:17 PM2/12/17
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hello everybody,

does anybody have the last isos of archppc? or a driveimage from a archppc installation?

it would be nice when anybody send me a iso or a image.

thanks!

cyberic

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Feb 12, 2017, 7:24:07 PM2/12/17
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Hello

All I've got is an old 2011-03-05_archppc-ftp.iso.
Are you interested?

Jean Z.

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Feb 13, 2017, 1:13:17 PM2/13/17
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I just found an archlinux-2012.03.04-ppc.iso (196.3 Mo)
I don't remember if there was any other later.
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Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 19, 2017, 6:46:34 AM2/19/17
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Yeah, can you upload this too? :)

2012.05.04? is the lastest iso image, but 2012.03.04 is great too.

Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 19, 2017, 6:46:34 AM2/19/17
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yes! can you upload this? that would be really nice!

cyberic

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Feb 20, 2017, 5:26:14 PM2/20/17
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Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 21, 2017, 10:19:43 AM2/21/17
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wow thank you very much! :) :)

cyberic

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Feb 21, 2017, 11:14:48 AM2/21/17
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You' re welcome!
Keep us updated about what you achieve!

Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 22, 2017, 2:15:30 AM2/22/17
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since last week, i try to build all core packages on my powerbook g4 with debian. works good.

https://pinkiserver.mine.nu/archppc/core/

the first step is to compile all packages with the magic power of apt-get build-dep and lot of powerpc-pkgbuild tuning, than i run makepkg (yes, ive compiled pacman under debian)

the next step is to install the packages in a qcow2 image, automate the makepkg, and build core again from a dirty-archppc installation! so, i have clean arch packages without any debian header/api/somewhere!

now, the most of the big packages are compiled, i hope it work.

cross compile was pain in the ***, makepkg/abs have no good option to build packages for powerpc on an x86_64 host.

when you need some arch linux powerpc feeling, i had make a kernel + initramfs 2? weeks ago:

http://wyntoncraft.t23h.de/archppc/vmlinux
http://wyntoncraft.t23h.de/archppc/archppc002-initramfs.cpio.gz

you need 1 gb ram at least, otherwise it refuse to boot.

- Busybox 1.26.2
- Binutils 2.27
- glibc 2.25
- linux 4.9.8 (Arch Linux config)
- linux-api-headers 4.9.8
- ncurses 6.0
- file 5.29

http://pixelbanane.de/yafu/746760575/2017-02-10-213829_1366x768_scrot.png

Sorry for my bad englisch, and my bad skills.. but, it works for me and now im learning more and more linux/compiler/porting stuff!

cyberic

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Feb 22, 2017, 3:56:21 AM2/22/17
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You run makepkg only to repack compiled binaries, or you compile with makepkg?
do you have the 'abs' package? It should contain PKGBUILDS already patched for ppc, I think
Or you have some ppc PKGBUILDS here:
https://git.vinilox.eu/vinilox/archlinux-ppc_svn-repo-mirror/tree/master
It is great to have such a modern kernel running on a PPC!

Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 23, 2017, 4:24:58 PM2/23/17
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i compile with makepkg

the pkgbuilds are too old for newest pacman, i change the new x86 and arm pkgbuild to powerpc

only for the kernel i use a old pkgbuild, too many specific powerpc commands

the next step after the first core build is to optimize the pkgbuild for altivec and more great stuff

Jon Sturm

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Feb 24, 2017, 6:06:42 PM2/24/17
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Not sure if this is useful to you or not but I ran Arch PPC on my Wii
and have a full installed and bootable image here:
http://jonimoose.net/archii/

Ifs obviously going to be super out dated but it may also be useful to
you. I also have a spare Dual G5 PowerMac sitting around that could be
of use if people are interested in reviving things.

Wynton Tietjen

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Feb 26, 2017, 10:49:59 AM2/26/17
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thanks for sharing your image, it can be useful when my "project" fail! :)

so i archive it on my server.

today, i try to boot up my new core system! pacman works great on debian with --root= , every package installs fine and the database work correctly. i had big hope to release my first archppc release in march 2017.

testers welcome.

Andrei Petrov

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Sep 15, 2018, 3:53:11 AM9/15/18
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Hi Wynton TietJen,

have you compiled arch ppc since your last post ? Can you share the image please if you have it ? I'm powerbook g4 owner but i would like to use the arch instead of gentoo and i'm ready to be a beta tester for your arch ppc distro.

With Best Regards,

Andrei Petrov.

Wynton Tietjen

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Dec 28, 2018, 2:31:20 PM12/28/18
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Hello, Andrei.


this reporsitory is not complete, because in this year (and the last) i was seriously ill. now, my healthy is good but less time.

i install Debian 10 Buster (from ports.debian.org) on my PowerBook G4, new software, new kernel and runs good.

Wynton Tietjen

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Dec 28, 2018, 2:42:41 PM12/28/18
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uh oh, i miss some packages, thats not all! i look in the next days at home.
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Andrei Petrov

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Dec 29, 2018, 8:35:21 AM12/29/18
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Hi Wynton,

Great news! Hope you are OK and all the backs! I didn't know that there is a debian 10 build for powerpc exists. Can you write mini-howto how to build Arch Linux on a top of Debian please ?

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