Bug#476805: mkvmlinuz: FTBFS (ppc64): gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory
On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, maximilian attems wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > when building 'mkvmlinuz' on ppc64/unstable, I get the following error:
> that is not an official debian arch.
it is true that ppc64 not a release architecture, yes. But it is a valid
Debian architecture which is supported by almost all Debian packages.
The Debian toolchain with gcc-4.3 and glibc as well as the Debian
installer, dpkg and many other Debian packages explicitly support ppc64.
Altogether more than 98% of the packages from the etch release support
the ppc64 architecture. And work is being done to make this even better
for the lenny release.
> > The patch adds 'gcc-multilib [ppc64]' to the Build-Depends
> > and 'ppc64' to the Architecture line in debian/control.
> this arch seems to have no real benefit and thus isn't considered for
> inclusion. thus closing
This seems to be a rather harsh reaction to a simple wishlist request
from a porter.
The ppc64 port is certainly not a mainstream port. But at least some
people are using it. The current popcon statistics shows the same number
of machines for ppc64 as for kfreebsd-amd64. Also, some people who are
running the powerpc port on ppc64 machines are using 64-bit packages
from the ppc64 port.
On behalf of the ppc64 porters I ask you to revise your decision to
plainly reject any requests to support the ppc64 port.