First, for reference, I have been using Gentoo for many years, on many
different systems and types of hardware.
Having purchased a new Powermac G5, I decided to use my old G4 as my web and
mail server, and keep the old server as a dedicated firewall. So: Install
went just fine, booted up first time, all is well. Then I do an 'emerge -u
world' to get up to date. This is where the troubles started...
At first, the glibc emerge broke. I found this bug, which certainly looked
After trying the tip in post #11 glibc built, but bailed out whilst moving
files from the build directory to the live filesystem. Now everything
segfaults, from 'ls' to python (both 2.3 and 2.4).
So I guess I am resigned to a reinstall, though this really bugs me after the
time invested so far. I guess I have a few questions:
1. Is there any way around this? Are there binary packages of glibc for ppc I
could use to get around a reinstall? (wget still seems to work ;))
2. Is this problem a sign of things to come? Is gentoo on ppc not stable
enough to use as a server? Any advice from experts on this?
I am not trying to flame, place blame, or anything else. I am just looking for
comments from users experienced with Gentoo on PPC.
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972