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Check out our [[Architectures/PowerPC/CurrentDevelopment|current development efforts]] and join the Fedora for Power team on IRC in {{fpchat|#fedora-ppc}} on http://freenode.net
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= PowerPC/POWER Special Interest Group =
 
= PowerPC/POWER Special Interest Group =
* IRC: #fedora-ppc on irc.freenode.net
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* IRC: {{fpchat|#fedora-ppc}} on irc.freenode.net
* Mailing List: [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ppc fedora-ppc mailing list]
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* Mailing List: {{fplist|ppc}}
  
 
== Members ==
 
== Members ==
 
* Adrian Reber
 
* Adrian Reber
* [[KarstenHopp| Karsten Hopp]] (IBM Power 730 Express Server, PowerMac G5)
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* [[KarstenHopp| Karsten Hopp]] (IBM Power 730 Express Server)
* [[User:Jskala| Jiri Skala]]
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* [[User:sharkcz| Dan Horák]] (IBM IntelliStation 275)
 
* [[User:sharkcz| Dan Horák]] (IBM IntelliStation 275)
 
* [[User:dwa| David Aquilina]] (release engineer)
 
* [[User:dwa| David Aquilina]] (release engineer)
 
* Mark Hamzy
 
* Mark Hamzy
 
* Brent Baude
 
* Brent Baude
* Gustavo Luiz Duarte
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* [[User:Gustavold| Gustavo Luiz Duarte]]
  
 
== Meetings ==
 
== Meetings ==
* We don't schedule any IRC meetings, although starting at the Alpha phase of any release we'll try to find some time each day to discuss open issues on our #fedora-ppc channel on IRC .
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* We don't schedule any IRC meetings, although starting at the Alpha phase of any release we'll try to find some time each day to discuss open issues on our {{fpchat|#fedora-ppc}} channel on IRC .
* The next 'real' [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC/Meetings/FUDCon_Lawrence_2013 meeting] of the Fedora-PPC team is planned at the FUDcon 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.  
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* The last 'real' [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC/Meetings/FUDCon_Lawrence_2013 meeting] of the Fedora-PPC team took place at the FUDcon 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.
  
 
== Current Development ==
 
== Current Development ==
  
[[Architectures/PowerPC/CurrentDevelopment|Fedora 18 is currently under development.]]
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[[Architectures/PowerPC/CurrentDevelopment]] tracks our current development efforts.
  
== Previous Releases ==
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Also see the [http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/serverstatus dashboard] for constantly updated stats on when the most recent pushes were, number of unsigned packages, most important build failures, etc.
  
You can find information about previous Fedora for Power releases at [[Architectures/PowerPC/PreviousReleases]].
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== Stable Release, GPG keys ==
  
== The PowerPC koji build system ==
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Fedora 20 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on December 19, 2013. Please see [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F20_PPC_release_announcement the release announcement] for additional details or download it from your closest [http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora-options#2nd_arches mirror].
  
All official Fedora PowerPC packages will be built by the koji build system at the
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Fedora for Power uses different GPG keys than the primary architectures. Check [https://fedoraproject.org/keys The official Fedora GPG key list] for a list of secondary arch keys.
[http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji PowerPC koji hub]
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All non-scratch packages that haven't been deleted by the garbage-collector are available at the
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== Supported Architectures ==
[http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/ package storage], scratch builds can be found for a few days at the [http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch scratch repository]
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== Building packages on the PowerPC koji build system ==
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Only 64bit machines (Power5 or newer) are supported, but we still provide 32bit packages. The last Fedora release with 32bit boot images was Fedora 17. Although it might be possible to install a 32bit F17 release and then update with the latest packages, this is not supported by the Fedora PPC developers anymore. Interested developers might also be able to create their own 32bit boot images for the latest Fedora release with pungi but this is also not supported by the Fedora PPC developers.
  
Everyone with a [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers#Get_a_Fedora_Account Fedora account] can do at least scratch builds of packages on the PowerPC koji build system, [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers package maintainers] who can check changes into the git repositories can build updated packages that will later on end up in the distribution.
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Fedora 18 and newer also includes several optimized packages for Power7 machines. These will be installed automatically if a Power7 processor is detected.
  
=== Doing scratch builds ===
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== Previous Releases ==
  
After running fedora-packager-setup from the fedora-packager rpm
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You can find information about previous Fedora for Power releases at [[Architectures/PowerPC/PreviousReleases]].  
ppc-koji build --scratch f17 yourpkg.src.rpm
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These builds will be removed from koji automatically after a while.
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=== 'real' builds ===
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== Build System & Resources ==
  
'Real' builds will be pulled into the package repositories and into the install images, unless they got replaced by later versions.
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===Koji===
After running fedora-packager-setup from the fedora-packager rpm
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All official Fedora PowerPC packages are built by the koji build system at the
ppc-koji build f17 "$(fedpkg giturl)"
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[http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji PowerPC koji hub]
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fedpkg build --target=f17
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(this works only when you have a symlink from ~/.koji/ppc-config to ~/.koji/config)
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(currently broken: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=785776 bugzilla 787776] )
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== PPC Shell access for debugging ==
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Everyone with a [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers#Get_a_Fedora_Account Fedora account] can do scratch builds of packages on the PowerPC koji build system. After running fedora-packager-setup from the fedora-packager rpm
[[user:dwmw2|David Woodhouse]] ([[fas:dwmw2|dwmw2]]), [[user:jwboyer|Josh Boyer]] ([[fas:jwboyer|jwb]]) or [[user:karsten|Karsten Hopp]] ([[fas:karsten|Kick_]]) may provide you access to a PPC box for build debugging purposes. Just send them an e-mail with an request and a public SSH key.
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ppc-koji build --scratch f20 yourpkg.src.rpm
  
== Documentation ==
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Scratch builds can be found [http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/ here], and will be removed from koji automatically after a while.
  
== Work needed ==
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For a build to end up in the final Fedora for Power distribution, that NVR must have been built on the primary Fedora koji and then pushed as an update for that release. koji-shadow is used by Fedora for Power to track both the stable (e.g. 'f20' during f20 branched development and 'f20-updates' after GA) and updates-testing tags of each release, as well as the current rawhide tag. Please feel free to find [[user:dwa|dwa]] or [[user:karsten|Kick_]] on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel if you have questions about the koji-shadow process.
  
* [[Architectures/PowerPC/GRUB2|GRUB2]]
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=== PPC Shell access for debugging ===
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[[user:baude|Bret Baude]] ([[fas:baude|rangerpb]]) or [[user:karsten|Karsten Hopp]] ([[fas:karsten|Kick_]]) may provide you access to a PPC box for build debugging purposes. Just send them an e-mail with an request and a public SSH key.
  
=== Bugzilla ===
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== Bugzilla ==
  
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&rep_platform=powerpc&rep_platform=ppc64&rep_platform=ppc&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=MODIFIED&product=Fedora&classification=Fedora List of currently open PowerPC bugs]
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&rep_platform=powerpc&rep_platform=ppc64&rep_platform=ppc&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=MODIFIED&product=Fedora&classification=Fedora List of currently open PowerPC bugs]
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179260 ExcludeArch for PowerPC]
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=179260 ExcludeArch for PowerPC]
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* [[Architectures/BuildIssues|Power & s390x build issues]]
  
=== [[Architectures/BuildIssues|Known build issues]] ===
 
 
== ppc64p7 subarch ==
 
 
* [[ppc64p7subarch]]
 
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
* [http://www.ibm.com/chips/power/ Power homepage] <BR>
 
 
* [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ppc fedora-ppc mailing list] <BR>
 
* [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ppc fedora-ppc mailing list] <BR>
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* [http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/ Power homepage] <BR>
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* [https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home/wiki/W51a7ffcf4dfd_4b40_9d82_446ebc23c550?lang=en The PowerLinux Community Wiki] <BR>
 
* [http://www.power.org/ Power.org] <BR>
 
* [http://www.power.org/ Power.org] <BR>
* [http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/support/ YellowDogLinux support pages] <BR>
 
 
* [http://www.powerdeveloper.org/ powerdeveloper.org]
 
* [http://www.powerdeveloper.org/ powerdeveloper.org]
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* [http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/lnxinfo/v3r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/liaae/lcon_Installing_Linux_on_System_p5.htm Installation docs] for IBM Power hardware <BR>
  
  
 
[[Category:Arch-specific SIGs]][[Category:SIGs]]
 
[[Category:Arch-specific SIGs]][[Category:SIGs]]
 
[[Category:Fedora special-interest groups|PowerPC]]
 
[[Category:Fedora special-interest groups|PowerPC]]

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Getting Started with Fedora for Power::
Check out our current development efforts and join the Fedora for Power team on IRC in #fedora-ppc[?] on http://freenode.net

Contents

[edit] PowerPC/POWER Special Interest Group

[edit] Members

[edit] Meetings

  • We don't schedule any IRC meetings, although starting at the Alpha phase of any release we'll try to find some time each day to discuss open issues on our #fedora-ppc[?] channel on IRC .
  • The last 'real' meeting of the Fedora-PPC team took place at the FUDcon 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.

[edit] Current Development

Architectures/PowerPC/CurrentDevelopment tracks our current development efforts.

Also see the dashboard for constantly updated stats on when the most recent pushes were, number of unsigned packages, most important build failures, etc.

[edit] Stable Release, GPG keys

Fedora 20 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on December 19, 2013. Please see the release announcement for additional details or download it from your closest mirror.

Fedora for Power uses different GPG keys than the primary architectures. Check The official Fedora GPG key list for a list of secondary arch keys.

[edit] Supported Architectures

Only 64bit machines (Power5 or newer) are supported, but we still provide 32bit packages. The last Fedora release with 32bit boot images was Fedora 17. Although it might be possible to install a 32bit F17 release and then update with the latest packages, this is not supported by the Fedora PPC developers anymore. Interested developers might also be able to create their own 32bit boot images for the latest Fedora release with pungi but this is also not supported by the Fedora PPC developers.

Fedora 18 and newer also includes several optimized packages for Power7 machines. These will be installed automatically if a Power7 processor is detected.

[edit] Previous Releases

You can find information about previous Fedora for Power releases at Architectures/PowerPC/PreviousReleases.

[edit] Build System & Resources

[edit] Koji

All official Fedora PowerPC packages are built by the koji build system at the PowerPC koji hub

Everyone with a Fedora account can do scratch builds of packages on the PowerPC koji build system. After running fedora-packager-setup from the fedora-packager rpm

ppc-koji build --scratch f20 yourpkg.src.rpm

Scratch builds can be found here, and will be removed from koji automatically after a while.

For a build to end up in the final Fedora for Power distribution, that NVR must have been built on the primary Fedora koji and then pushed as an update for that release. koji-shadow is used by Fedora for Power to track both the stable (e.g. 'f20' during f20 branched development and 'f20-updates' after GA) and updates-testing tags of each release, as well as the current rawhide tag. Please feel free to find dwa or Kick_ on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel if you have questions about the koji-shadow process.

[edit] PPC Shell access for debugging

Bret Baude (rangerpb) or Karsten Hopp (Kick_) may provide you access to a PPC box for build debugging purposes. Just send them an e-mail with an request and a public SSH key.

[edit] Bugzilla


[edit] Links