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Re: amd64 and sarge

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 05:25:03PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 10:27:54PM +0200, Tore Anderson wrote:
> >   I must admit I didn't study your proposal closely enough to form an
> >  opinion of its technical merits, but as testing base will freeze the
> >  day after tomorrow, it isn't very realistic to hope that this modified
> >  dpkg will make it.  Thus, the biarch amd64 port won't make it either,
> >  leaving Sarge with no amd64 support whatsoever.
> At this point, if amd64 makes it into Sarge at all, it's going to be in
> a "pre-release" state.  In other words, while it may mostly function it
> won't be up to the quality standard of the rest of the system.

From what I have seen it will be in roughly similiar shape as alpha and
ia64, both of which still have various 64bit bugs. There aren't very
many amd64 specific bugs left. The main bugs that have been found
recently are things like gcc 3.4 requiring minor changes and sources not
using fPIC, which is already a policy violation anyway.


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