arm64 update - help wanted
The debian-port arm64 rebootstrap is progressing nicely, and we just
passed 4200 source packages built, with another few hundred
pending. There are now 2 buildds running.
In the course of that 344 have failed to build, (see
http://buildd.debian-ports.org/status/architecture.php?a=arm64&suite=sid ,'Build attempted' section)
many for trivial reasons like 'needs autoconf update'. I need to
concentrate on core stuff like openjdk, swig, kdelibs which are
blocking big swaths of packages, so I haven't got time right now to
wade through all those seeing what went wrong.
Thus I'd love it if anyone else could help go through the failures
pile and file bugs, or upload old existing ones, or classify them on
the wiki. Or if they happen to be your packages then just fix them :-)
I've put some links on the wiki page
https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port#Bug_tracking to the ubuntu and
fedora bug lists which will be helpful is there is an actual
meaningful issue to fix (one of them is likely to have done it already
if it's a mainstream package).
Also if anyone has expertise in language porting we'd like to hear
from you. Below is the list of languages we believe still need porting to arm64:
Anyone who is interested in doing this work, or just has some idea of
how much work is involved, do please pipe up (I don't know if each of
these is 6 months or 6 minutes). There is a porter box available.
GHCi (ghc is done, but not ghci - is this hard?)
Go (we have gccgo, but not gcgo)
Rust (being investigated)
Principal hats: Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM