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Re: Do we really need gcc-m68k-linux?

On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 10:37:15AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
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> On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > Is there any reason to keep gcc-m68k-linux in Debian?  It is not well
> > maintained (i.e. hasn't made the FHS transition).  Is it needed, or
> > can it be removed?
> IMO, it's completely useless in this state. It's that old that it's not
> even possible to compile a kernel with the thing.
> The last maintainer upload was in 1998; the last non-maintainer upload was
> done to fix a dependency, this year.

Yup. And I submitted the bug, if I remember it right. I was actually using
the package to generate a sparc cross-compiler, which worked fine for 2.2.x
kernels for sun4c.

> Since the normal gcc package should allow one to compile a cross-compiler
> (Which I tried, but did not succeed to do, probably because I made an
> error somewhere), I don't think it's still necessary to keep
> gcc-m68k-linux in the archive.

I haven't gotten this to work yet, either. Assuming it actually works, and
this newer gcc can be used to compile older software versions (like 2.2.x
kernels) then I think we can drop gcc-m68k-linux. But I think not dropping
until Woody release is more appropriate.

PS: I'd offered to maintain it, had even looked for a sponsor for it since
the package maintainer was MIA and it was unmaintained, but nil.


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