Ever wonder what's going on behind the scenes?
We follow a number community efforts going on in the industry. Recently, Breno posted an update to the debian realm of enabling ppc64el. Following the links, over 7000 packages have been built and are ready. Less then 600 packages are being worked, and various package dependencies are tracked.
This work, to varying degrees, continues across kernel.org, openstack, fedora, opensuse, and many others. We encourage readers and users to find the mailing lists they are most interested in, follow them, and contribute as applicable!
Hi, I would like to report the latest status of the ppc64el port on Debian. A lot of patches were sent to Debian and already integrated into the packages to support ppc64el. We have an internal buildd machine that were able to build around 8K source packages from source (without any additional patch), including the main packages as kernel, eglibc, gcc and others. The list of already builded packages could be found at http://ftp.unicamp.br/pub/ppc64el/debian/buildd-upstream/build_logs/Uploaded.html We stil have around 500 packages that are not buildable on ppc64el and we are working on them at the moment. They are: http://ftp.unicamp.br/pub/ppc64el/debian/buildd-upstream/build_logs/Build-Attempted.html And, the rest of the packages (around 2k) are still depending on other packages (Build uninstallable). They are: http://ftp.unicamp.br/pub/ppc64el/debian/buildd-upstream/build_logs/BD-Uninstallable.html Other than that, we have a ppc64el machine (porterbox) into the debian infrastructure. https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=pastel Now we are working to enable the missing components (as grub, debian-installer and others), and donate a full machine to the DSA. Regards, Breno -- Breno Leitão