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Re: Hamm for other architectures

On Mon 01 Jun 1998, Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> > : Are we releasing hamm for any other architectures?  I've has a few request
> > : from new testers.  Also who should they contact on architecture specific
> > : problems?
> > 
> > The debian-<arch> mailing lists, as in debian-alpha, are the place to send 
> > folks who want to help with those architectures.

They are also the place to send people with questions :-)

> Ok, that takes care of the easy question.  Now about that hard one, what
> are we releasing this time (I remember a rumor that this was the first
> release to have other architectures).

As far as I'm concerned, Debian/Alpha is good enough for release. It
doesn't have all the packages that the i386 version does, but that's
partly because of bad coding in the other packages, and partly due to
incompatibilities in the libc6.1 that Alpha uses.  I'm happy to say that
when we submit NMU patches that were needed to build a package on Alpha,
those patches are usually quickly adopted by the maintainers, which
makes building future versions much easier.

The missing packages aren't in the "essential" or "required" group, so
not really that much of a problem.

Work still needs to be done on the installation procedure, but that's
the same everywhere, I guess.

Paul Slootman
home: paul@wurtel.demon.nl | work: paul@murphy.nl
http://www.wurtel.demon.nl | Murphy Software, Enschede, the Netherlands

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