Re: Packages difference in different slink arches (was Re: slinkcd v0.95 m68k & Alpha organization)
On Sun 27 Dec 1998, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> In article <19981226172714.A2194@eos.lugs.ch> you write:
> >On Fri, Dec 25, 1998 at 12:03:53AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> >>Previously Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >>> Anyway - one question, mainly for the -devel people I guess: should the
> >>> m68k and alpha versions of slink have the same number of packages as for
> >>> i386?
> >>No, since there are packages out there that are specific for a few
> >>architectures. Things like isapnp and hwtools come to mind. But the
> >>difference in your numbers sounds a bit larger that it should be..
Alpha at least doesn't (shouldn't) have any packages in the oldlibs
section, as the purpose of those isn't applicable on Alpha (Alpha was
> Hmmm, yes. I can see quite a few of those. Attached below are the diffs of
> the Package lists. I can see some obvious ones to be missing, like
> Xservers and cross-binutils and the like, but there are some very
> unexpected differences too...
I'd be interested in hearing the specific things you find unexpected,
instead of a list 1500 lines long of diffs that isn't very useful as-is.
Anyway, feel free to try building stuff on faure.debian.org!
Take a look at ftp://ftp.murphy.nl/pub/debian/alpha/diff for an up to
date overview of what's out of date or not compiled yet.
I've placed a couple of quick comments here:
> -Package: adasockets
There isn't any Ada available...
> -Package: altgcc
> -Package: bin86
> -Package: cdwrite
Outdated, superceded by cdrecord. Not sure why this is in debian at all
> -Package: clio
> -Package: clue
> -Package: cmucl
Don't build (either i386-specific or 32-bit specific)
> -Package: communicator-base-406
No netscape for alpha available, so these aren't much use either.
> -Package: crashme
Doesn't compile on alpha.
> -Package: ddd-dmotif
> -Package: ddd-smotif
No one has motif for alpha here.
> -Package: dosemu
> -Package: egcc
We call it gcc.
> -Package: g++272
We use egcs.
> -Package: gcc-i386-gnu
> -Package: gcc-m68k-linux
These two names suggest that some people don't know about naming
> -Package: gstep-base
All the gstep stuff was only *just* moved from contrib to main...
> -Package: ibcs-base
ibcs is useless.
> -Package: ilu-javadev
> -Package: jdk1.1
> -Package: jdk1.1-dev
Is there java for alpha?
> -Package: iraf-common
No one wants to burn bandwidth on this.
> -Package: libjpeg6a
> -Package: libjpegg-dev
> -Package: libjpegg6a
We managed to get rid of libjpeg6a very soon after libjpeg6b was available.
> -Package: libpng0
> -Package: mutt
Mutt most certainly IS available!
> -Package: mutt-i
This was removed, right? On what version of the Packages file are you
> -Package: navigator-base-406
See netscape comment.
> -Package: ncurses3.0
> -Package: ncurses3.0-altdev
> -Package: set6x86
> -Package: wu-ftpd-academ
Won't compile, has been superceded anyway, right?
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