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SPARC removed from Jessie


  < Your System ate a SPARC! Gah! >
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As of tonight, there is no more SPARC in testing. The main reasons were
lack of porter commitments, problems with the toolchain and continued
stability issues with our machines.

The fate of SPARC in unstable has not been decided yet. It might get
removed unless people commit to working on it. Discussion about this
should take place on #745938[2].

SPARC support was officially introduced in a released version of Debian
with Slink (2.1) back in March 1999 and was featured in eight releases.
It also featured amusement like the following that we shall not miss.

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Kind regards and thanks for your understanding
Philipp Kern
for the Release team

[1] Source: arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=745938
[3] Source: arch/sparc/kernel/traps_32.c - Thanks, bwh!

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