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Old 08-06-2003, 12:49 AM   #1
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recommendation to build Slackware for PPC

How should I go about building Slackware for PPC?

The PPC right now has Mac OS X (10.2.6) on it. Can I used this as a platform to build Slackware?
Old 08-06-2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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Probably not. Slackware is for Intel x86, Alpha and Sparc CPU architectures only.

You can try using the Slackintosh distribution, but I have heard it's pretty limited:

You are probably better off using Yellow Dog Linux, OpenBSD, or NetBSD for now.

On the other hand, if you'd like to build a version of Slackware for PPC, I am sure a lot of people could be interested...
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install gentoo and start from scratch i dont now how but
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I heard of a disto called Yellow-Dog that is for PPC's, but I guess its really Redhat-ish
Old 08-06-2003, 09:30 PM   #5
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I have Yellow Dog Linux, can't install it on an old world G3. Didn't bother to prob further. Waiting for a G4 from my syper. Maybe I will try on that and build Slackware for PPC from there. Time is the question .

What about cross-compiling? Build gcc to cross-compiled to ppc and then recompile the sources.

The gentoo method is quite a good idea.
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yes, the Gentoo site has a bunch of info about installing for PPC I think (I'm not sure how good it is because I don't have a mac, but...).

If I were you I'd try Gentoo,


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