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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
Subject: Re: Is PPC support being dropped for Gentoo?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:54:20 -0400
Jeff Rush wrote:
> Joseph Jezak wrote:
>   
>> Jeff Rush wrote:
>>     
>>> I've just --synced on my PPC box (Kurobox HG) and now there is no PPC
>>> profile directory:
>>>
>>>     /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/ppc/
>>>
>>> but the profiles for the other various CPU types are present.  Did PPC
>>> get dropped or become something optional that I need to enable somehow?
>>>
>>> I've googled and searched the PPC FAQ and forums but no mention of the
>>> removal of that directory tree.
>>>
>>> Sorry if this is a well-known issue.
>>>
>>> -Jef
>>>       
>> It's not an issue and support isn't being dropped. Those profiles were
>> old and deprecated. Use the tool "eselect profile --list" to display the
>> profiles that are compatible with your machine. As far as I know, the
>> current "latest" profile is default/linux/powerpc/ppc32/2008.0 for ppc32.
>>     
>
> Thanks Joe for this clarification.  It sets my mind at ease and now I'll
> see if this standard profile supports the Kurobox HG or needs the hacks
> I used on this website before:
>
> http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/User:RussK/Create_2007_kurobox_Gentoo
>
> -Jeff
>
>   
No worries!

If you have specific changes to the documentation that we could make to
help make a Kurobox (or other hardware) installation easier or more
clear, please let me know!

-Joe


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Is PPC support being dropped for Gentoo?
-- Jeff Rush
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-- Joseph Jezak
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