Re: Bug#482902: please provide libc6-hppa64 and libc6-hppa64-dev packages
Matthias Klose wrote:
> Thibaut VARENE writes:
> > On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 11:21 PM, Matthias Klose <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
FWIW, the same was true for MIPS64 until not-so-long ago. I don't think
running those tests exposed any problem relevant for a MIPS64 kernel.
(AFAIK none of the problems with MIPS64 kernels is related to toolchain