upgrade from Lubuntu 12 LTS to Lubuntu 14 LTS on the extremely old desktop?

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 22:37:26 UTC 2015


Gents:

Appreciate the reply, yes, my whole reason for being here is because of
having PPC ***complications**** . . . but, yeah, not looking for
"difficult," although somebody at some point gave me the precise commands
to run so that I could recompile the "nv" driver for my iMac . . . that was
a little involved for my skillset at the time, but, they spelled it all out
. . . and I and my terminal ran them and got it done.  A few months later
the iMac started its paroxysms of kernel panics . . . and, more or less
done by now.

But, this JWM for PPC has been mentioned before, perhaps by the time you
have the time to do that, might be around when all support for 12.04 is
dropped . . . .  It's "hard" to work with a 450 MHz processor these days.

F

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM, Herminio Hernandez Jr. <
herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> If know how to build from source then PPAs work on PowerPC.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 9, 2015, at 2:06 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 08/09/2015 11:13 AM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>
>           @Fritz
>
>>
>>             I am was trying to explain not to use the 12.04 version of
>>             LXDE, sorry if that was unclear.
>>
>>           To recap:
>>
>>             You can install a PPA to have an up-to-date WM/DE  (possibly
>>             even LXDE).
>>
>>             So yes, you CAN stay on 12.04.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> @Israel:
>
> Just a little humor to help brighten my day . . . .  : - )  But,
> appreciate the re-post on installing a PPA for the WM/DE . . . where could
> I find data on how to do that?  For, in my case, XFCE 12.04?  Do I have to
> go to XFCE.org web site?  Or somewhere on Launchpad will be the XFCE PPA
> data/key number??  Or, I can use GUI Software Center to find and add PPA??
>
> F
>
> Hi Fritz,
> I have no idea about XFCE PPA... but to add a PPA from the terminal you do:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<PPANAME>
>
> I think there is some sort of GUI for PPAs available from a PPA... but I
> am a terminal person, so I don't know...
> You could do a search for one, but it may not exist.  I do have a JWM PPA
> that I keep up to date with github if you want :)
> Of course *if you are using PPC *(which you usually are)* a PPA will not
> help*.  You will need to go through *more* effort, though you don't need
> a PPA for it... but it is MUCH more effort.
>
> In short:
> install all the ubuntu packaging tools
> bzr branch the launchpad repo for all the XFCE stuff
> then build the dsc file.
> Then create the pbuilder base for precise
> then use pbuilder to build the Deb.
> then cd ~/pbuilder/precise_result
> then sudo dpkg -i *.deb
> whew...
> PPC is the more complicated route, always :)
> Of course the project might use CMake, and if it does you could
> potentially use cpack... but that is another story.
>
>
> That said, I might have time to build JWM and jwm-settings-manager for PPC
> sometime if you are interested in it.  I just need to work on the PPC
> again, I haven't had the time for it recently.
>
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