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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

PowerPC/POWER Special Interest Group



  • 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 next 'real' meeting of the Fedora-PPC team is planned at the FUDcon 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Current Development

Fedora 18 is currently under development, and includes a focus on Power7 optimizations and GRUB2.

Stable Release

Fedora 17 is the latest stable release of Fedora for Power. It was announced on June 14th, 2012. Please see the release notes for additional details or download it from your closest mirror. It has been most extensively tested on IBM Power systems, but is also known to work on Apple Mac G5 systems.

Previous Releases

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

Build System & Resources


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 f17 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. 'f18' during f18 branched development and 'f18-updates' after GA) and updates-testing tags of each release, as well as the current rawhide tag. If an update pushed to primary does not appear in Fedora for Power within a day or two, feel free to find dwa or Kick_ on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel for assistance.

PPC Shell access for debugging

David Woodhouse (dwmw2), Josh Boyer (jwb) 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.