Re: Intention to drop sparc32 support for Lenny
The sparc32 port has been struggling for some time. Last month Jurij
Smakov, currently the most active Debian Sparc porter, raised the
question if support sparc32 should be dropped for Lenny .
The main reason is the fact that sparc32 support is no longer being
maintained upstream for the kernel . A result of that is that the
2.6.21 kernel is currently broken, which forces the issue.
It seems obvious that someone will *eventually* fix sparc32 support in the
Why the rush to kill off the port, without waiting a relatively sane
period of time for upstream issues to be fixed? This starts to sound like
m68k part 2.
I'd suggest waiting, say, 3 months.
p.s. Yes I have a sparc32 box and yes it runs debian.