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Re: When will amd64 be allowed in sid?

Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com> writes:

> On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 22:01 -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
>> When is amd64 going to be allowed to go into sid? It has been more or
>> less ready to go into sid since mid Feb and seems to be primarily
>> blocked on the fact that it is not an official Debian port yet.
> I'm not sure amd64 is ready; dpkg support hasn't yet been put in a
> release though it's now in CVS and build-essential hasn't been updated
> with amd64 requirements, and none have been communicated to me.
> I outlined what I felt were the necessary steps over a month ago in
> Bug#241689, and haven't seen any feedback from that.

| 1. Arrange dpkg support for amd64, it'll need to be at least added
|    to /usr/share/dpkg/archtable and dpkg-architecture[0].

In CVS afaik, needs to be released. Having amd64 in sid would make
this more pressing maybe help it along.
| 2. Arrange for the amd64 architecture to be added to the sid
|    distribution and the FTP mirrors.

Lets do this.

| 3. Build amd64 binary packages all 'Essential: yes' sources and upload
|    them to the archive.

Last I heard over 70% of all debs where run through an autobuilder.

| 4. Work out any changes required to the build-essential list for your
|    new architecture and submit them to myself, I'm going to take a
|    random "finger in the air" guess and say you might need to use
|    libc6.1-dev instead of libc6-dev (like ia64).
| 5. Build sufficient amd64 binary packages to satisfy the requirements
|    outlined by the list file contained within the build-essential
|    package and upload them to the archive.

That should be solved within a week of getting added to sid. So far
(from my multiarch experience) no bugreports and patches have been
filed but packages have been fixed for the alioth repository
diretly. That was because amd64 was not in sid and experimental. I
believe pure64 is way past that point now.

> I'm not trying to block anything, the pure-amd64 architecture looks
> pretty necessary (though nobody's donated me a machine yet *sniff* <g>)

Get an account on one of Debians.

> but you can't just hope that all the required tools will get the support
> you need at once.

But pretty much overnight.

> Scott


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