Re: Amd64 status
On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 12:00:50PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Unfortunately I've had an underabundance of time lately :-) I haven't
> really kept up well with amd64. I notice there's now a pure64 area on
> Alioth (great!). How are things doing? Do we need an autobuilder? I
> also observe a gcc in there -- is it working well?
We're slowly uploading all package. There are still some issues
with the the debpool script though:
- Some packages don't show up because they have an "unexpected"
file name. This is rather annoying.
- It's missing a Release file. This has as effect that things
like debootstrap and the debian-installer won't work yet.
- No support for udebs. This is an other reason d-i won't work
yet from there.
An autobuilder would be nice. I'll probably get an amd64 box at
the colo site where I could set it up. The autobuilder would of
course require someone to look at all those build logs and take
the right actions.
I never had any problems with gcc. It's rather easy to build it
too, just need to change a few things for pure64 and it works.
Note that gcc is one of those packages that doesn't show up
because of the problems with debpool.
I even compiled gcc-3.4 from experimental which also seems to
work without much problems, but I didn't really do much with it