Havard Eidnes | 7 Oct 19:47 2015

2015Q2 package binaries for NetBSD/macppc 6.0


I've finished building and have uploaded the result of a bulk
build of pkgsrc-2015Q2 for NetBSD/macppc 6.0 to


and I've re-pointed the 6.0 symlink to this set of packages.

A total of 17GB of packages have been uploaded, consisting of
13268 packages.

The build was done with sources from August 23 2015.

For the packages which are not architecture-specific (should be
the vast majority), these packages should also be usable on other
powerpc ports.

I will shortly retire the binary packages in


The next build for 6.0 will be based on the 2015Q3 package branch.


- Håvard

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miltoncsl | 24 Aug 02:04 2015

Support for every PowerMac G5!!


How can I contribute for NetBSD project to support every PowerMac G5?
I recently bought one PowerMac G5 2.0 Ghz late 2005 and I am frustrated by
not be able to install NetBSD on my computer!
What tasks Can I to do for to help the project?

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Adrian Christiansen | 19 Jul 19:16 2015

Issues booting kernels in 7.0_RC1 (201507190150Z build)

Hi guys!,

I've had no luck with booting NetBSD 7.0_RC1 on my eMac G4 with ATi
(1GHz, PC-133 SDRAM variant). First I wanted to boot NetBSD of a
usb-stick instead of burning a cd. Using a smaller than 16MB FAT12
partition which OpenFirmware 3 can read. The NetBSD-GENERIC_MD kernel
just halted during loading, doing nothing, gunzippped or not. The
NetBSD-GENERIC does boot but crash shortly after the console switch
over to the faster framebuffer, so there's at least some signs of hope
but no progress.

So I gave up and tried to install it from the
NetBSD-7.0_RC1-macppc.iso, and I only get this:
0 > boot cd:,\ofwboot.xcf netbsd.macppc load-size=559 adler32=5590001
unrecognized Client Program format

0 >

Out of curiosity I tried replacing the ofwboot.xcf and kernel to the
working installation on disk, and tried booting that. Which is also
booting with ofwboot.xcf and kernel inside a FAT12 partition. The new
ofwboot.xcf and boot the old 6.1.4 kernel just fine, but no luck with
the NetBSD-7.0_RC1 one:

>>> NetBSD/macppc OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.12
5922276+130584|seek symbols: invalid file offset
Boot: _

Since it was almost some 2.5MB in size I tried using netbsd-GENERIC.gz
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Erik Fair | 18 May 02:15 2015

status of NetBSD/macppc support for the PowerPC 970 (G5) CPU

What’s the current status of NetBSD/macppc support for the PowerPC 970 (G5) CPU? Does NetBSD run on it at
all, and if not, what’s left to do?


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Raven King | 10 May 00:58 2015

Kernel panic with G4

So trying NetBSD for the first time I did a generic cd install and was successfully able to install netbsd according to the instructions at https://wiki.netbsd.org/tutorials/how_to_install_netbsd_on_a_power_macintosh_g4___40__grey__41__/#index6h1 . However, when I attempt too boot the hard drive using the cd's version of ofwboot.xcf I get a kernel panic in openfirmware that looks like this:

>> NetBSD/macppc OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.12
8038232+175536 [370048+369316]=0x887fe8
No ADB support present, assuming USB keyboard
trap: kernel ISI by 0xff847288 (SRR1 0x40003030), Ir: 0x1001d0
panic: trap

I found a similar error by searching "NetBSD macppc kernel ISI" that leads me to believe the problem has to do with 6.1.5.
Is it possible that current might work then?