YDL-2.3 packages

Below are some ports I've done of packages to YDL-2.3 on PowerPC platforms. Specifically the Apple Network Server (ANS) platform, but since this is PowerPC based (and really only the Linux Kernel itself cares about the details of the platform), it should work on other YDL installations.


(What's "VNC"? See http://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/vnc_docs/ for details. There is also a great writeup at http://www.comparitech.com/vpn/what-is-a-vnc-and-how-does-it-differ-from-a-vpn/)
The original VNC packages released with YDL (in fact most all PowerPC packages released after 3.3.3) are broken. This isn't really their fault. The problem is that someone (mistakenly?) removed PowerPC support from the Xvnc server code. I found an older version of the code that did work, extrapolated the code changes, made a patch and patched a more current version. Below are a set of RPMs with my fixes in them.
BTW, the various VNC distributions have since picked up my fix and should work on PowerPC platforms as well. I'm providing my version just in case.
These were built under YDL-2.3

vnc-3.3.3r2-34a.ppc.rpm (59Kb)
vnc-server-3.3.3r2-34a.ppc.rpm (756Kb)
vnc-doc-3.3.3r2-34a.ppc.rpm (1.1Mb)
vnc-3.3.3r2-34a.src.rpm (3.2Mb)


The LVM project (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/index.html) is just too cool to not have available for YellowDog, so I've taken someone elses spec file, made a few changes, and built it with the newly released 1.0.5 source. I use this package on our ANS servers using the 2.4.18 Linux Kernel and it seems very stable. Haven't fully tested every single thing about it, though.
These were built under YDL-2.3

lvm-1.0.6-1.ppc.rpm (322Kb)
lvm-devel-1.0.6-1.ppc.rpm (21Kb)
lvm-1.0.6-1.src.rpm (385Kb)

Older versions:

lvm-1.0.5-1.ppc.rpm (321Kb)
lvm-devel-1.0.5-1.ppc.rpm (21Kb)
lvm-1.0.5-1.src.rpm (384Kb)


The LCDproc Project (http://www.lcdproc.org) lets you use that nifty LCD display in your ANS (Apple Network Server). The package actually works with many other LCD displays, but I've specifically hacked it to add the ANS's LCD.
NOTE: You must customize the /etc/LCDd.conf file or when LCDd starts it'll act like it's hung! Actually it's just running in the foreground instead of background. I've supplied an LCDd.conf below that has all the right settings for the ANS (It's only a handful of parameters, really, diff it with the one provided in the RPM to see).
Oh, and don't forget to create the /dev/lcd device using the command:
/dev/MAKEDEV lcd
These were built under YDL-2.3

lcdproc-0.4.3-1.ppc.rpm (303Kb)
lcdproc-0.4.3-1.src.rpm (361Kb)
LCDd.conf (11Kb)
lcdproc.conf (291bytes)


Scsiinfo is a tool for examining your scsi harddisks various control pages. The original command line tool was written by Eric Youngdale, while the graphic interface was written by Michael Weller. This can be useful, particularly for ANS owners, because it allows them to fix some problems (disable DQue in the Control Mode Page) which cause the kernel to loop indefinitely on boot because the drive is reporting the wrong information.
These were built under YDL-2.3

scsiinfo-1.7-5.ppc.rpm (60Kb)
scsiinfo-1.7-5.ppc.rpm (69Kb)

(revised: 2017/07/25)