Re: "Converting" LinuxPPC to YDL?

Subject: Re: "Converting" LinuxPPC to YDL?
From: Hollis R Blanchard (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 22:11:39 MST

On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Marc Stergionis wrote:

> After some fits and starts, I was able to get LinuxPPC2000 on a Power
> Computing 8100 clone. This setup uses the 2.4 kernel ported by the
> nubus-pmac team. (Never could get CS1.2.1 to install on this machine
> using the sourceforge install kernel.)

Why exactly?

> I have purchased the CS1.2.1 CD set and would like to run YDL on all my
> machines. Is there a way to "convert/upgrade/improve" this LinuxPPC
> install to YDL? When I try to use the installer to "upgrade" it tells me
> "no rpm database exists" and rpm -rebuilddb didn't seem to change that.
> Can I just install yup to accomplish this? (The X installer warns of a
> dependency for lib.gmp that doesn't appear to be on the CS1.2.1 CD)

I don't think yup can handle a job like that... LPPC installs many broken
dependancies, and there have been enough package reorganizations etc to cause

I don't know of any clean way to do it aside from mass-installing a bunch of
rpms. Your best bet is the installer.


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