Incoming to helium.harhan.org:/home/linuxppc/linuxppc_2_4_alt
dmj+ at andrew.cmu.edu
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 kernel.crashing.org> 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.
> > 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
** Sent via the linuxppc-dev mail list. See http://lists.linuxppc.org/
More information about the Linuxppc-dev