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Re: re freezing powerpc

On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 01:50:20AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> I think this is a bad idea.
> debian/powerpc at present:
>  - has no X (until the new glibc is uploaded)

debian/sparc at present: 
- has X albeit still slightly buggy but definitly usable, but we have to wait
for the X revolution to settle down before we can try to rebuild a more
recent version

>  - is switching glibc versions by five

true for sparc, too. But I'm using a 2.0.99 cvs snapshot which is a real 
improvement for sparc:
* the ^Z problems with bash and other signal handling oddities (sparc 
  specific) are gone => we can run 2.1.x kernels on Debian/Sparc now
* it has got a db1 interface
* the exp function segfault (sparc specific) is fixed

>  - has no working base tarball, let alone installer

sparc has got a working but _very_ old installation set (to be updated)

>  - has nothing approaching the set of packages it could given a little
>    more time

ditto for sparc. But I guess you could call it a reasonable subset by release


Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows, 
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
                      (Henry David Thoreau)

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