Re: biarch cooperation.
Scott, please add Cc: all lists if you post multiple lists.
At Sun, 14 Dec 2003 20:07:07 -0500,
> It had been my understanding that modifications made to the apt package
> management system would be used over again on mips and sparc64
> specifically. As well as s390. Correct me if I am wrong.
For glibc, there are already some discussions for supporting glibc
biarch for sparc32/sparc64, s390/s390x, and i386/amd64. Supporting
mips32/mips64, and ppc32/ppc64 are also interesting area. BTW, AFAIK,
mips64 is not well usable for the current state (I saw some mips64
breakage demo by Guido Guenther in debcamp2003), and we need to
discuss for 3 types of binary format.
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 05:51:10PM -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> > Have the debian/amd64 people and the debian/mips people every talked
> > together about biarch issues? [in a brief glance over both mailing lists,
> > I did not see that this had occurred.]
> > In particular, the issues which the debian/amd64 people are dealing with
> > in respect to building both 32- and 64-bit versions of libraries are the
> > same as those you might expect from mips/mips64. I, personally, am most
> > interested in getting a biarch mips/mips64 compiler set up and some basic
> > (libc) libraries, and was hoping that the amd folk could offer some
> > pointers.
> > Note that there are other debian ports where this could be useful, for
> > example sparc/sparc64 and arm/arm26. Infrastructure should be common
> > to all of these ports.
> > --scott
> > [ps to amd64 folk: a mailing list message refers to some "irc
> > brainstorming notes" on biarch issues:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2003/debian-amd64-200312/msg00017.html
> > but the original notes message (which the linked message above quotes in
> > part) never made it onto the list or into the archives. Could someone
> > point me to a copy? --- and in response to that message, the proposed
> > apt-get syntax (apt-get install foo/i386) conflicts with the existing use
> > of slash to refer to release; i.e 'apt-get install foo/stable'. So you
> > will need to find another delimiter. Perhaps '@' or '#'.]
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