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#1 2017-12-12 08:19:37

schef
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Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

Hello,
would it be possible to cross-compile all packages (base, base-devel) to powerpc architecture so i could install archlinux on iMac?
From there on i could compile other programs on the actual hardware?

Has anyone had any experiences with this kind of idea?

Powerpc as a arhitecture in general in the end of 2017 is rare. Some alternative would be gentoo or old debian releases.
Thanks.

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#2 2017-12-12 08:40:01

ugjka
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

I'd go with gentoo, recompiling arch for power pc would almost like creating a new arch distro


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#3 2017-12-12 09:08:21

schef
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

I thought that maybe it would be using some kind of scripts that would edit and use PKGBUILDs to create packages.

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#4 2017-12-12 11:13:53

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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

You could look what archlinux32 does. That said, the main challenge will be dealing with architecture-specific quirks/bugs, so you might as well use a distribution where the way is paved for you. (debian, gentoo, ...)

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