Re: Bug#482902: please provide libc6-hppa64 and libc6-hppa64-dev packages
On 5/26/2008, "Matthias Klose" <email@example.com> wrote:
>hppa64 is the only platform on which we currently do not have the
(linux-)hppa64 is *not* a platform, and will probably never be.
>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
I'm no gcc guru and have no clue what these tests are about, but if they
involve running pieces of code against a 64bit library, they can just as
well be ignored, for this is not happening.
I can understand that you do run these tests on "all other platform".
Then again, hppa64 is not a platform. I don't know of many other ports
which have a need for a toolchain with wider (or narrower) code
generation capabilities than what's supported in userland, so any
comparison seems a bit biased to me.
Anyway, could you provide us with some pointers as to what's needed /
missing? This issue was under my radar screen and I don't know where /
what to look at / for...
 there is no support for building or running 64bit binaries (other
than the kernel), no 64bit libc, no 64bit userspace.