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Re: [trinity-users] PowerPC

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:40:02 +0100
On Friday 27 of March 2015 23:53:44 Larry Stotler wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Tini <trin@...> wrote:
> > If I understand you correctly, how hard is it to get a Mac to run TDE?
> > I know they're both based on Unix.
>
> Any new world PowerMac(iMac and newer and Powerbook G3 Lombard and
> newer) can run Linux or NetBSD easily. You just need a PowerPC
> specific port.  Debian's is very good.  Fedora had a recent PowerMac
> port as well.  I've run Linux on Old World macs as well like the
> PowerMac 9600 but they are not really viable machines any more.  G4s &
> newer are very usable tho.
>
> Running TDE requires it be recompiled and tested on Mac PowerPC hardware.
>
> Any intel Mac can use the x86/x64 ports so there isn't anything extra
> needed.
>
> I have been hoping to have time to test it on my iBook Clamshell but
> haven't had time......
>

As I mentioned earlier - PowerPC builds are available on alternative apt 
source 'preliminary-stable-builds'. Because I do not have a real PowerPC 
hardware (such as PowerMac), I could not perform a real test.

-- 
Slávek