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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:42:54PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > As an example, I right now am running an unofficial autobuilder for the
> > > netbsd-i386 port.  I grabbed the source for wanna-build, buildd, and
> > > sbuild, and installed it on my box.  I'm putting my packages up on
> > > people.debian.org, which has a big disk and fast connection.
> > 
> > I hope we can make this more of a group effort and use a common
> > wanna-build.
> That would be good.  I was under the, perhaps mistaken, impression that
> there was not much interest in mving forward with true 64-bit packages
> on Alioth at this time.

I don't see any pressing need for it apart from several people willing
to do the work. I also don't intend to invest much more than setting
up the infrastructure like mini-dinstall and wanna-build that I need
to setup for biarch amd64 anyway. Handling 2 or 3 archs doesn't make
much of a difference there.

I'm also intrested in the result. Problems the multiarch port will
have will partly show up in a 64bit only port, like
automake/autoconf/autoheader/libtool/... screwups. Comparing a pure
64bit compile against a multiarch 64bit compile could also help to
distinguish between multiarch induced bugs and general amd64 bugs.

So you see there would be some drawbacks and some benefits from it. I
won't stand in the way and I don't think anyone else from the
debian-amd64 team will. Its your time well spend or wasted depending
on the viewpoint.


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