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

Thibaut VARENE writes:
> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > 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.
> What kind of nonsense is that?? Why should we drop support for hppa
> for lenny because hppa doesn't have a 64bit userland??
> Can you be a bit more explicit as to what you need given the above?
> Again I repeat: *there is no hppa 64bit userland runtime*. The only
> reason why we have 64bit gcc/binutils is to build 64bit kernels needed
> by some machines.

hppa64 is the only platform on which we currently do not have the
ability to test the tools which are used to build one flavour of
the kernel. I would not call it "nonsense" to have the ability to test
these tools as we do on all other platforms. If we can do that without
a libc6-hppa64 that's fine. any help to run these tests on build time
is appreciated.


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