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Daniel Jacobowitz dmj+ at
Wed Apr 10 06:15:37 EST 2002

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 01:05:42PM -0700, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> Tom Rini <trini at> wrote:
> > Taking debian as an example here.  You certainly wouldn't stick a zImage
> > for every board into 1 package.
> Exactly, which is why I never liked that idea.
> > So you only 'win' if you have a common, _bootable_ image on all of these
> > boards.
> Yes.
> > And while it is possible that there could be a common
> > firmware, I'm not holding my breath. :)
> When I go to Debian with this, I'll be asking for a ppcstar subarch to join to
> the ranks of apus, chrp, powermac, and prep. All HEC PPC boards will be
> PPCStar-compliant. If another manufacturer wants Debian support, they'll have
> to address Debian themselves and decide for themselves if they want to
> standardize their boot mechanism to make their request more acceptable.

Debian only supplies CONFIG_ALL_PPC images right now.  The
CHRP/pmac/PREP breakdown was only for 2.2.

If GENERIC_PPC32 is adequate, I'll do that instead - when it's ready.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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