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Bug#664257: multiarch tuples are not documented/defined

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 07:03:09AM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
>Package: general
>Severity: serious
>Tags: wheezy, sid
>While we strive to get multiarch ready for squeeze, there is
>currently nothing to point to what the multiarch tuples actually
>mean, neither on the Debian side nor on some kind of standards side
>like the FHS or LSB.  This has to be documented on the Debian side,
>and better be incorporated into standards like the FHS or LSB.
>The current state is http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Tuples,
>deriving from http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/TuplesAbandoned. An
>email to debian-ports didn't get any feedback. From my point of view
>such a wiki page should be self-contained and be usable as a
>reference for upstream projects.  My current concern is that upstream
>builds of GCC and binutils are currently broken and patch submissions
>to GCC are on hold until such a definition is available at least on
>the Debian side.

I've updated http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Tuples with lots more
information such as links to external ABI specs where I could find
them. I based this on Jonathan Nieder's initial email (thanks!) and
filled in from there. For the non-Linux ports a bit more help would be
useful; I don't know where the Hurd/kFreeBSD ports are specified
externally, if indeed they are at all.

Review/comments/corrections welcome. I hope this helps with what
you're looking for, Matthias?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"It's actually quite entertaining to watch ag129 prop his foot up on
 the desk so he can get a better aim."          [ seen in ucam.chat ]

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