ppc is still a primary platform for epel-6?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Sun Aug 1 18:08:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 20:59:57 -0400
Adam Goode <adam at spicenitz.org> wrote:

> On 07/29/2010 09:24 PM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 06:19:56 pm Farkas Levente wrote:
> >> hi,
> >> is ppc still a primary platform for epel-6?
> >> it seems from this build log that a noarch rpm can go to a ppc
> >> builder:
> >> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=2355225&name=root.log
> > 
> > ppc no, ppc64 yes.  rhel 6 has switched the default userland on
> > power arches to ppc64,  there is compatability rpms for ppc however
> > likely not enough for EPEL's needs.  so epel-6 builds for i686,
> > x86_64 and ppc64,  we could potentially do s390x also if there is
> > enough demand
> > 
> Is it possible to get shell access to a ppc64 machine with at least
> 1GB of RAM? I would like to bootstrap the mlton compiler for ppc64 so
> it can be built for el6. (Likewise I'd need access to an s390x
> machine if EPEL starts supporting that.)

I don't have a ppc64 box here, or I would offer access to it. ;( 

You might try David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org>
He has a ppc64 box, but not sure what OS is running on it. 

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