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Re: update needed on /ports/m68k webpage

Francesca Ciceri dixit:

>	Debian currently runs on the 68020, 68030, 68040 and 68060 processors.

>	Current Debian releases support Atari, Amiga, VMEbus, and some
>	Macintosh systems.

I’d keep the “Debian currently runs” but state that this is not in a
released version and hasn’t been for a while, but that people are
working on it and help be welcome. Then, replace “Current Debian
releases support” with “Currently, the Debian/m68k port supports”.

I’ll leave the text supplication to others, however this one would
be nice to have ;-)

Index: index.wml
RCS file: /cvsroot/webwml/webwml/english/ports/m68k/index.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.26
diff -u -p -r1.26 index.wml
--- index.wml	11 Oct 2008 12:45:07 -0000	1.26
+++ index.wml	29 Dec 2010 16:21:15 -0000
@@ -92,6 +92,15 @@ system for Debian 3.1 and above) to the 
 Together with Stephen Marenka, ported debian-installer (the installation system
 for Debian 3.1 and above) to the m68k architecture.
+<dt>Thorsten Glaser
+Collected patches from Debian/m68k maintainers, Linux/m68k developers, and
+other people; brought Debian/m68k through the transition from linuxthreads
+to NPTL with TLS by integrating those into the Debian packages and being
+the human equivalent of a buildd for long enough to bootstrap sid again.
+Finn Thain, Andreas Schwab and Geert Uytterhoeven provided valuable input
+to this, besides those already mentioned above.
>w.r.t. the recent effort to revive the port and the progress about it).

I’ve put up, on my people.d.o home directory, a tarball of a freshly
made /var/cache/pbuilder/base.cow (which can also be used as a chroot
of Debian unstable on any Linux/m68k machine, or rather as starting
point for that) and plan to upgrade it every once in a while, for some
time. I also intend to prepare an upgraded VM image and upload that.
The current VM image is based on a much older unstable but works just
fine as starting point (given a new kernel and the chroot), and is
documented on: https://wiki.debian.org/Aranym/Quick (thanks, Stephen).

I wrote about cowbuilder and the chroot on the Debian Wiki, too:
https://wiki.debian.org/M68k/Cowbuilder (contains a download link)

We currently have two pressing issues (res_init() segfaults, and gcj,
possibly boehm-gc, fails out in sem_wait) but most packages can be
compiled again (with cowbuilder; since buildd needs eMail and sendmail
calls res_init, I haven’t made any further progress in setting up a
buildd, but others here run one and can probably just throw away their
current sid chroot, extract mine, put up a TLS capable kernel, and be
done, as long as the unreleased repo is (currently) included in the
in-chroot sources.list). I fudged some build-deps (mostly X stuff) to
compile packages since I’ll *not* recompile x.org by hand; manual de-
pendency resolution is… quite an intense job.

The two issues were written about in:
‣ http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2010/11/msg00077.htmlhttp://lists.debian.org/debian-68k/2010/12/msg00000.html

15:39⎜«mika:#grml» mira|AO: "mit XFree86® wär’ das nicht passiert" - muhaha
15:48⎜<thkoehler:#grml> also warum machen die xorg Jungs eigentlich alles
kaputt? :)    15:49⎜<novoid:#grml> thkoehler: weil sie als Kinder nie den
gebauten Turm selber umschmeissen durften?	-- ~/.Xmodmap wonders…

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