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Re: dpkg armhf patch acceptance status?

+++ Steve Langasek [2011-02-17 12:03 -0800]:
> Loïc's latest post drew my attention back to this thread, where I see I had
> this message flagged for follow-up:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 09:35:24AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > I realize this is ideal, but:
> > >  - there's been very strong upstream pushback on this, asserting that this
> > >    is the correct triplet to use for both arm calling conventions, so if we
> > >    require a distinct triplet for armhf (instead of using the vendor field),
> > >    that's going to block any armhf port for quite a while (possibly
> > >    indefinitely)
> > >  - armhf was not the sole motivation for the proposal to define neutral
> > >    architecture names; x86 was already a problem because of the changing
> > >    triplets depending on which level of instruction set compatibility is
> > >    targeted.  *Both* of these examples show that GNU triplets are not
> > >    defined in a way that they map directly to what we need for multiarch, so
> > >    it's best to explicitly define our mapping externally.
> > > So even if you persuaded the upstream toolchain folks to specify a new
> > > triplet for armhf after all, I think we should still go ahead with a
> > > separate name mapping table for multiarch.
> > Note that uclibc also suffers this problems. x86_64-linux-uclibc is in
> > no way unique as different uclibc compile options create different ABIs
> > all with the same tripplet.
> We have a draft proposal for tuples to use in the filesystem paths for
> multiarch: http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Tuples
> uclibc is included in the design, with a single identifier of 'uclibc'.  We
> probably need to have a better definition here.  Where is the right place to
> raise this point for discussion in Debian?  Should I bring this up on the
> debian-embedded list?  Are there other stakeholders who would have input
> regarding the array of available uclibc ABIs and how to specify these?

Debian-embedded contains people who know about uclibc stuff. (ron,
Bernard Link, virtuoso, Simon richter)

Comments anyone?

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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