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Re: status of ia64 for jessie and later

On Thu, May  9, 2013 at 17:42:08 +0200, Stephan Schreiber wrote:

> Quoting Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>:
> >However if this is planned it might be worth doing so soon: on ia64
> >about 2750 source packages depend on libunwind7 which changed its soname
> >to libunwind8.
> I can't find any problem with libunwind8 on ia64. Where is the bug report?
> The libunwind7/8 package isn't a particular thing of ia64; there are
> builds of it on amd64, armel, armhf, i386, and powerpc as well.
> Any package which depends on libunwind7 needs an update of the
> libunwind dependencies for *any* arch.
> So this is red herring.
It's not really.  libunwind has *3* reverse dependencies on amd64 and
i386.  It has over 4000 on ia64.  It has 0 on all other archs.  So we're
not exactly talking about the same amount of work.


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