Re: Any reason why libmotif3 vanished for Sparc
Andreas Tille <email@example.com> wrote:
> I just noticed that libmotif3 vanished for Sparc architecture from the
> non-free archive.
> I know that it was there formerly because I once got it without any extra
> lines in my sources.list file. Now the Sparc port can be found at
This is a version with security issues.
> but I wonder what might be the reason to drop this single archive from the
> non-free mirrors?
Iirc there's a security-related bug in the version in etch and the
missing binary on sparc blocked migration of the fixed package.
libmotif3 is non-free and not-autobuilt, it requires somebody with
access to a sparc machine to build it manually. Sadly this seems to be
made difficult by a FTBFS on sparc, http://bugs.debian.org/323798
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