Hello all developers,
this is a quick summary of developments needed to continue on the sparc port:
1/ there is a new, binary incompatible, glibc snapshot release by the GLIBC
team (see a previous post from Ulrich Drepper <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
I think we *should* release it ASAP to base our new ports on it.
Juan do you work on it ?
2/ perl is still libc5. I managed to build the 5.004_04 release with libc6
but it fails to load modules if the LD_BIND_NOW environment variable is not
set to 1.
Stephen do you work on it ?
3/ silo is still libc5.
Davide Barbieri is working on it, so I hope it will release soon.
4/ new boot disks are needed to bootstrap a Debian installation.
I made my first try available to
but it's not a plain libc6 release (silo is still libc5, and the libc6
perl-base package I included in it doesn't work with dpkg-ftp) and it is
a bit buggy. Some users, at least, are succeeded in installing Debian
with them :-)
Any comments about this short list of items are welcome. Did I miss some
important points ?
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