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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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#5 2018-08-24 18:13:50

tsukiakiri
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

Hi dudes, i'm also interested in compiling base and base-devel for ppc. Can anyone please share the last arch ppc iso distribution (if you have one in backup?) - 2012.05.29.iso  My machine is Powerbook G4 and i would like to use arch on it. At least will think how to build it.

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#6 2018-09-15 03:54:42

tsukiakiri
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

Just googled 2 news. First is good - one linux geek from Germany have done a hard work and compiled arch pcc with debian:

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/archlin … Xjt4jjDgAJ

The bad news - He did not uploaded the result of his work.

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#7 2018-10-19 09:32:22

orangeorange0123
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

Welp, if anyone would be interested, I could try messing with it.

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#8 2020-10-17 12:23:11

mirh
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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

You can follow last progress here
https://github.com/kth5/archpower/issues/5

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#9 2020-10-17 12:32:48

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Re: Archlinux on powerpc iMac G5

Thanks for the contribution. This thread is three years old, and the OP has not been back since 2018. I am going to close this thread now.


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