Xubuntu on PowerPC (ports)

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 10 19:09:41 UTC 2008

It is a bug with the daily build of the port and not the port its self. I've
made some strides in getting this fixed and will see about getting the
finally bits completed so it builds daily.


On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to inquire about the state and plans of the PowerPC build of
> Xubuntu (and PowerPC for other Ubuntu flavors).  We've been getting a daily
> error on the Xubuntu PPC Intrepid builds for some time [1], and I haven't
> heard any talk on the matter recently, so I wanted to check with the group.
> From my perspective, there are a couple of factors involved.  Of course,
> Macs aren't currently being shipped with PowerPC processors, so anyone
> trying to run X/K/Ubuntu on a Mac is going to be running older hardware.
> The flip-side of that is those running older hardware would be most likely
> to want to run Xubuntu (vs. Ubuntu or Kubuntu).  Do we have anyone who is
> working to maintain this port for Xubuntu?  I don't think that we do.
> I'm a bit naive on this matter - there may be a team that's working on this
> - I know that there's an ubuntu-powerpc IRC channel.  Of course, the issue
> may also just be something on the Ubuntu server end that is preventing the
> builds from being generated correctly, making this a moot point.  Does
> anyone have any thoughts or insights on this?
> Jim
> [1] date  Jul 10, 2008 12:18 PM
>  subject  CD image xubuntu/intrepid/ports_daily failed to build on
> 20080710
>  mailed-by  antimony.canonical.com
> ===== Syncing Xubuntu mirror =====
> Thu Jul 10 18:13:01 BST 2008
> ===== Building britney =====
> Thu Jul 10 18:18:52 BST 2008
> make: Entering directory `/srv/cdimage.ubuntu.com/britney/update_out'
> make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> make: Leaving directory `/srv/cdimage.ubuntu.com/britney/update_out'
> ===== Extracting debootstrap scripts =====
> Thu Jul 10 18:18:52 BST 2008
> zcat: /srv/
> cdimage.ubuntu.com/ftp-universe/dists/intrepid/main/debian-installer/binary-powerpc/Packages.gz:
> No such file or directory
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