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Re: Instead of the amd64 GR: rudimentary amd64 support for sarge, need sponsor.

Fabricio Cannini <segfaulter@yahoo.com.br> writes:

>  --- Goswin von Brederlow
> <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> escreveu: 
>> Fabricio Cannini <segfaulter@yahoo.com.br> writes:
>> > Hi creatures !!
>> >
>> > Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> >
>> >>Hi,
>> >>
>> >>given the current sarge deadline and the opinions
>> expressed by some of
>> >>the release team a full amd64 port in sarge is not
>> going to happen. So
>> >>lets move on.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>What else can we do for amd64 users?
>> >>
>> >>We have a fully working i386 port which works on
>> amd64 systems too.
>> >>What we need most now is support for:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Excuse me if it sounds lame but, what you're
>> proposing is to put this
>> > already working port on, say, 'experimental' or
>> 'unstable' (most
>> > probably experimental), and work on this packages
>> in order to have
>> > for  Sarge +1 a stable amd64 release?
>> No, I propose adding 4-6 more debs to the i386 sid
>> (and 10 days later
>> to sarge) to add some amd64 support to i386. About
>> the same amount as
>> sparc64 has in sparc, s390x in s390 or powerpc64 in
>> powerpc.
> Sounds cool if that's all that is needed, 
> but what will still be missing to fully support amd64?

That is just to add the ability to use 64bit software. Full amd64
support (as pure64 has it) means recompiling all packages for 64bit.

> I think it's safer to do it on testing, 
> and when Sarge+1 comes out to add it on stable.
> By the time that Sarge comes out, 
> we must shout out loud that the amd64 support is not
> as good as other platforms.

For sarge+1 we have multiarch planed and the full amd64
repository. That goes way beyond this rudimentary support.

> YES, i know that other people have said it before,
> but seems useful remember such kind of thing.

When sarge comes out there will be _NO_ amd64 support. Only because
amd64 has an i386 mode does debian run at all.

These few packages would be needed to at least add some support
without having an amd64 port.


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