Re: Where could I upload x32 port bootstrap?
On Sat, 10 Nov 2012, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 10:47:43AM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > On the other hand, widespread dumb-ass assumptions about i386/amd64 may
> > > cause quite a bit of issues: basically any Makefile that talks about "x86"
> > > is somewhat suspicious. This is the main reason one may want to oppose
> > > the inclusion of x32 in Debian, IMHO.
> [Andrey Rahmatullin]
> > Can you elaborate?
> [Henrique de Moraes Holschuh]
> > This is no worse than any other new arch.
> The new wrinkle is that, because x32 uses the x86-64 instruction set,
> it defines preprocessor symbols associated with x86-64, and which a lot
> of source code uses to differentiate between i386 and amd64. Thus,
Which means a relevant, but not that large fraction of the packages will
have to be fixed. Like I said, no worse than any other new arch.
I hope less than 10% of the packages will cause trouble.
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