Subject: Re: Kernel 2.4.2 - does this work on PPC?
From: Paul J. Schinder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 06:42:24 MST
>Hollis R Blanchard wrote:
>> This means you're using the kernel.org sources. Don't.
>> Please see http://www.penguinppc.org/usr/kernel.shtml and
> > http://www.penguinppc.org/dev/kernel.shtml
>The 2.4.3pre2 tree that I pulled down yesterday is broken - there are a
>whole lot of missing symbols reported by depmod. Is the 2.4-bk tree any
The Bitkeeper tree currently claims to be 2.4.3-pre4. I haven't
compiled either this or Paul's 2.4.3-pre3, but you might want to give
it a shot. However, I've personally found that the Bitkeeper tree is
frequently missing important files, so the chance that it won't
compile is higher.
>Is there a stable version of the Linux kernel out there anywhere for
>PPC? I've tried a number of the 2.2.x prerelease kernels for PPC, and
>all of them are unreliable, which is part of the reason I am trying out
I just booted 2.4.2 on my Performa 6400 yesterday (after 40 days of
2.4.1). 2.2.18 works from the kernel.org sources. The only way I've
found to get a tree at the stable points of 2.4.x is to regularly
rsync and then make a copy when the -pre disappears, usually a few
days after Linus releases the .x. I don't know anywhere where you
can get a working "stable" source tarball for 2.4.x, although Linus'
2.4.3 is finally supposed to work on ppc-linux, so the kernel.org
source may work when it's released (or even now).
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