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The FreeBSD/ppc project pages contain information about the FreeBSD port to the PowerPC® architecture. As with the port itself, these pages are still a work in progress.

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The FreeBSD/ppc port is still a Tier 2 platform. That means it is not being fully supported by our security officer, release engineers and toolchain maintainers.

Latest News

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I install FreeBSD/ppc
  2. Where can I find packages for FreeBSD/ppc?
  3. How to use ports on FreeBSD/ppc?
  4. Who should I contact?

How can I install FreeBSD/ppc?

ISO images of FreeBSD &rel.current; suitable for New-World Macs are available for download, for details on how to obtain these see the release announcement. Please follow instructions given here.


Where can I find packages for FreeBSD/ppc?

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Courtesy of Peter Grehan and Tilman Linneweh, you can find some packages - here and - here. - Please note that these packages are now quite outdated. If possible, you - should use ports instead.


How to use ports on FreeBSD/ppc?

The easy way to use ports on FreeBSD since 6.0-RELEASE is to use portsnap. Refer to the Handbook if you need assistance to use the Ports Collection.

Who should I contact?

Peter Grehan is the project leader. Contact him if you can contribute code. If you just want to know about the status of this project, check this page regularly or join the FreeBSD/ppc mailing list.

Supported Hardware

The FreeBSD/ppc port should run on any New-World machine (any Apple machine with a built-in USB port). People reported FreeBSD runs on following machines:

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Manufacturer Model Submitter (optional links) Notes
Apple iMac G3 350 MHz Martin Minkus Rage 128VR
Apple iMac G3 DV Special Edition David S. Besade (dmesg) None
Apple iMac G3 Revision B Peter Grehan Rage 3D Pro 215GP, accel disabled
Apple eMac 700 MHz Peter Grehan Nvidia GeForce2 MX
Apple Mac Mini G4 1.4 GHz Tilman Linneweh (dmesg) None
Apple Powerbook G4 1.33 GHz Peter Grehan Nvidia GeForce G5200
Apple Aluminium Powerbook G4 1.5 GHz Andreas Tobler None
ApplePowerMac G5FreeBSD 8.0
AppleiMac G5FreeBSD 8.0
AppleXserve G5FreeBSD 8.1
ApplePowerMac G5 (late 2005)FreeBSD 8.1

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