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== Members ==
 
== Members ==
* Adrian Reber
 
* [[KarstenHopp| Karsten Hopp]] (IBM Power 730 Express Server, PowerMac G5)
 
* [[User:Jskala| Jiri Skala]]
 
 
* [[User:sharkcz| Dan Horák]] (IBM IntelliStation 275)
 
* [[User:sharkcz| Dan Horák]] (IBM IntelliStation 275)
* [[User:dwa| David Aquilina]] (release engineer)
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* [[User:than| Than Ngo]]
 
* Mark Hamzy
 
* Mark Hamzy
 
* Brent Baude
 
* Brent Baude
* Gustavo Luiz Duarte
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* [[User:Gustavold| Gustavo Luiz Duarte]]
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* [[User:menantea| Guy Menanteau]]
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* [[User:sinnykumari| Sinny Kumari]]
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* [[KarstenHopp| Karsten Hopp]]
  
== Meetings ==
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== Stable Release, GPG keys ==  
* 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 .
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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.
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== Current Development ==
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Fedora 25 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on November 22, 2016. Please see [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/FG5BBVWKJBRZUDGN7RXPFVLHLWELWF3P/ the release announcement] for additional details or download it directly from [https://alt.fedoraproject.org/alt/ here].
  
[[Architectures/PowerPC/CurrentDevelopment]] tracks our current development efforts. Fedora 19 has not yet branched from Rawhide.
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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.
  
== Stable Release ==  
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=== Release Notes ===
  
Fedora 18 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on January 22nd, 2013. Please see [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC/F18_release_announcement the release announcement] for additional details or download it from your closest [https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/18/ppc64/ mirror].
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* [[Architectures/PowerPC/26|Fedora 26]]
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* [[Architectures/PowerPC/25|Fedora 25]]
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* [[Architectures/PowerPC/24|Fedora 24]]
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== Supported Architectures ==
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Only 64bit machines (big endian Power5 or newer and little endian Power8 or newer) are supported, 32bit packages are not available anymore in F22 or newer. 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 F21 packages, this is not supported by the Fedora PPC developers anymore.
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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.
  
 
== Previous Releases ==
 
== Previous Releases ==
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===Koji===  
 
===Koji===  
All official Fedora PowerPC packages are built by the koji build system at the
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====F25 or previous releases====
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Till F25, all official Fedora PowerPC packages are built by the koji build system at the
 
[http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji PowerPC koji hub]
 
[http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji PowerPC koji hub]
 
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Everyone with a [[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
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
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  ppc-koji build --scratch f20 yourpkg.src.rpm
  ppc-koji build --scratch f17 yourpkg.src.rpm
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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.
 
Scratch builds can be found [http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/ 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. 'f18' during f18 branched development and 'f18-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.
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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:sharkcz| Dan Horák]] on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel if you have questions about the koji-shadow process.
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====Rawhide====
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On October 29, 2016 announcement was made to [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/SBQOANIUYRRRJGK3BNN5WOYERMEVTD5V/ merge ppc64(le)] koji builds of packages with [http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/ primary koji].
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To make a scratch build of package for ppc64 and ppc64le in Fedora rawhide, run:
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  koji build --scratch --arch-override=ppc64,ppc64le rawhide yourpkg.src.rpm
  
 
=== PPC Shell access for debugging ===
 
=== PPC Shell access for debugging ===
[[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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[[user:sharkcz|Dan Horák ]] ([[fas:sharkcz|sharkcz]]) can provide you access to a PPC box for build debugging purposes. Just send him an e-mail with a request and a public SSH key.
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fedora-infra team is also working on providing easier access to a PowerPC VM for debugging build issues. Once we have it ready, we will update this section.
  
 
== Bugzilla ==
 
== Bugzilla ==
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== 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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* [[Architectures/PowerPC/PPC-hub-serverstatus|Special files and configuration on the PPC hub]]
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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]]

Latest revision as of 12:42, 24 November 2016

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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] Stable Release, GPG keys

Fedora 25 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on November 22, 2016. Please see the release announcement for additional details or download it directly from here.

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] Release Notes

[edit] Supported Architectures

Only 64bit machines (big endian Power5 or newer and little endian Power8 or newer) are supported, 32bit packages are not available anymore in F22 or newer. 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 F21 packages, this is not supported by the Fedora PPC developers anymore.

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

[edit] F25 or previous releases

Till F25, 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 Dan Horák on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel if you have questions about the koji-shadow process.

[edit] Rawhide

On October 29, 2016 announcement was made to merge ppc64(le) koji builds of packages with primary koji.

To make a scratch build of package for ppc64 and ppc64le in Fedora rawhide, run:

  koji build --scratch --arch-override=ppc64,ppc64le rawhide yourpkg.src.rpm

[edit] PPC Shell access for debugging

Dan Horák (sharkcz) can provide you access to a PPC box for build debugging purposes. Just send him an e-mail with a request and a public SSH key. fedora-infra team is also working on providing easier access to a PowerPC VM for debugging build issues. Once we have it ready, we will update this section.

[edit] Bugzilla


[edit] Links