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On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Boehn, Gunnar von wrote:
> > Yes, we plan to offer Linux/PPC binaries in the near future - we're
> > currently working on purchasing a system for that.
> If you have some harddisk space left, then you can install Linux on one
> of your MACs.
I know, but this is not really an option for such a virtual company as
ours - I have never physically worked on any of my build hosts as they are
located in Sweden, while I work from Germany. So I am a bit hesitant to
have to rely on remote reboots. In addition to that it would complicate
our build process, as we currently build all binaries on all platforms in
> > I have not decided which Linux Distribution to use,
> > though - maybe Yellowdog?
> My recommendation would be, as always, Debian. :-)
> But thats a metter of taste.
> You can install nearly every distro on PPC.
> Good examples are: YellowDog, Mandrake, Red Hat, Suse, Gentoo, Debian
OK, thanks for the info!
> > Unfortunately my favourite Linux distribution (SuSE)
> > does not support the PPC platform anymore :(
> SUSE has very good PPC support.
> IBM even recommands SUSE and RedHat together with their big POWER-machines.
> For PPC you need to use the SUSE Server version.
Which unfortunately is only available when you pay big bucks for it. I
have to check, if there are other ways :)
> I have tried Yellow Dog on one of my MACs.
> = the install was a piece of cake.
OK, good to know.
> On my Pegasos ( www.pegasosppc.com ) I'm very happy with Debian.
> The Pegasos is a really nice, geeky machine.
> With a Pegasos you could release binaries for MorphOS as well. :-)
Thanks, will look into that as well!
Lenz Grimmer <lenz@stripped>
Senior Production Engineer
MySQL GmbH, http://www.mysql.de/
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