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Re: Bug#475043: http://debian.org/ports/arm/index believes Sarge is stable

Dear ARM porters,

There might be a little mistake on http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/, as
described by the bug report below.

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 07:05:57PM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> The page http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/ claims:
> stable (sarge), testing (etch) and unstable (sid).
> Please change it either to
> oldstable (sarge), stable (etch) and unstable (sid).
> or, better, check the chroots and update this section.

Could you please tell us what is the current state of available chroots ?

Please find attached the current wml file so that you can easily produce
a patch against it.

Thanks and best regards.

Simon Paillard
#use wml::debian::template title="ARM Port" NOHEADER="no"
#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/ports/arm/menu.inc"
#include "$(ENGLISHDIR)/releases/info"

<h1>Debian GNU/Linux on ARM</h1>

<p>On these pages you'll find information about the ongoing effort of
porting Debian GNU/Linux to the
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture";>ARM architecture</a>
which is often found
in embedded systems.</p>

<h2>Current Status</h2>

<p>Debian fully supports a port to little-endian ARM (arm). The new
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort";>ARM EABI</a> (armel)
port is currently being integrated in Debian, and porters are working
to get it included in the next Debian Release (Lenny). The plan
is to deprecate old (arm) port in favour of new (armel) port after
Lenny release.</p>

<p>As of our latest release, Debian GNU/Linux <current_release_etch>,
the following ARM sub-architectures are fully supported:</p>


<li>footbridge: we fully support Netwinder machines and
Simtec's CATS evaluation board</li>

<li>iop32x: we support some
<a href="http://www.cyrius.com/debian/iop/";>IOP32x based Network Attached
Storage</a> (NAS) devices, such as the Thecus N2100 and GLAN Tank</li>

<li>ixp4xx: we support the popular
<a href="http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/";>Linksys NSLU2</a> device.</li>


<p>In our next release, we will add support for:</p>


<li>orion5x: we support Marvell's new Orion platform and we have specific
support for a number of devices, including the <a href =
"http://www.cyrius.com/debian/orion/qnap/";>QNAP Turbo Station</a> (TS-109,
TS-209, TS-409) and <a href =
"http://www.cyrius.com/debian/orion/hp/mv2120/";>HP mv2120</a>.</li>


<p>Some sub-architectures have partial or incomplete support:</p>


<li>rpc: we provide a kernel and incomplete debian-installer support but
this platform lacks testing.</li>

<li>s3c2410: we provide a kernel but there is no integration with


<h2>General Information about ARM</h2>

<p>Please see the <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/arm/release-notes/">\
release notes</a> and <a href="$(HOME)/releases/stable/arm/">\
installation manual</a> for more information.</p>

<h2>Available Hardware for Debian Developers</h2>

<p>agnesi.debian.org and leisner.debian.org are available to Debian
developers for ARM porting work. Please see the <a
href="http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi";>machine database</a> for more
information about these machines. In general, you will be able to use
the three chroot environments: stable (sarge), testing (etch) and
unstable (sid). You can use the <em>dchroot</em> program to access
them. For any inquiries mail <email "debian-admin@lists.debian.org">.</p>


<h3>Mailing lists</h3>

<p>The Debian ARM port mailing list is located at
<email "debian-arm@lists.debian.org">.
If you wish to sign up, send a message with the word <q>subscribe</q> as the
subject to <email "debian-arm-request@lists.debian.org">. The list is
archived at the <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/";>debian-arm
list archives</a>.</p>

It's also a good idea to sign up with the
<a href="http://www.arm.uk.linux.org/armlinux/mailinglists.shtml";>
linux-arm</a> mailing list.</p>


<p>You can find us on IRC on <em>irc.debian.org</em> on the channel


This is a list of significant people who are currently involved in the Debian
ARM port.


<li>Wookey <email "wookey@aleph1.co.uk">
<br />
Documentation &amp; Aleph One releases.

<li>Martin Michlmayr <email "tbm@cyrius.com">
<br />
Documentation, debian-installer, kernel

<li>Riku Voipio <email "riku.voipio@iki.fi">
<br />
armel porter and buildd maintainer

<li>Aurelien Jarno <email "aurel32@debian.org">
<br />
ARM buildd maintainer and general porter



<p>Chris Rutter 
who was the Project Coordinator and Autobuilder Coordinator for Debian ARM
port got killed in a car accident. We dedicate the ARM port's
release in the Debian GNU/Linux <q>woody</q> distribution to his

<h2>Thanks to</h2>

These people were helpful in making the ARM port viable for Debian:

Jim Studt, Jim Pick, Scott Bambrough, Peter Naulls, Tor Slettnes,
Phil Blundell, Vincent Sanders

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