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Bug#482921: Bug#482902: please provide libc6-hppa64 and libc6-hppa64-dev packages

Matthias Klose a écrit :
> Andreas Barth writes:
>> severity 482921 important
>> thanks
>> Hi,
>> * Matthias Klose (doko@cs.tu-berlin.de) [080526 00:06]:
>>> Aurelien Jarno writes:
>>>> Matthias Klose a écrit :
>>>>> Package: glibc
>>>>> Version: 2.7-11
>>>>> Severity: important
>>>>> Please build libc6-hppa64 and libc6-hppa64-dev packages; there is no
>>>>> package build-depending on libc6-hppa64-dev, but we need these
>>>>> packages to run the testsuites for binutils and gcc-4.X. Currently
>>>>> these packages are completely untested, although used to build the
>>>>> 64bit flavour of the kernel on hppa.
>>>> There is no upstream support for 64-bit glibc on hppa, so this bug is
>>>> currently a wontfix. Please provide us a patch.
>>> that's fine. in this case we should drop support for hppa for lenny.
>> I fail to see currently why no support for 64-bit glibc (while we have a
>> 32 bit port) is a reason to drop the port.
>> Hppa-porters, do you have any opinion on that?
> sorry, I did intend to write "lenny+1" instead of "lenny". I'm fine
> with packaging the tools for hppa, but seeing either no test results
> or timeouts (and build failures) doesn't sound too encouraging. People
> did file removal requests for all tcl8.3 depending packages (I still
> assume that this will be severity serious for lenny+1), the tcl8.4
> based expect times out running the dejagnu testsuites. For at least
> having the automatic test results this needs to be fixed (long known
> issue, but we didn't care about it in the past because we did have
> tcl8.3).

This is most probably due to a bad interaction between tcl8.4 and
linuxthreads (use of linuxthreads pipes by tcl), or a bug in
linuxthreads. If we manage to switch hppa to NPTL for lenny+1, either by
doing an ABI transition or by managing to have compatible ABIs, this bug
would most probably disappear.

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