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Bug#476805: mkvmlinuz: FTBFS (ppc64): gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory

reopen 476805


On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 07:40:40AM +0200, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> 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.

While it is true that the ppc64 architecture is utterly useless in most
cases, I do not feel like closing a wishlist bug report of a porter
with such a simple patch. Therefore, as co-maintainer of mkvmlinuz,
I am reopening this bug which is going to be closed in my upcoming

> > > 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.

Yes, it does not hurt release architectures.

BTW, you have opened the same kind of bugs in yaboot a long time
ago. I did not feel like including your patches back then. Who needs a
bootloader which can access more than 4GB of RAM anyway? :] However,
it seems 64-bit support made its way upstream, so you will get it in
my next yaboot upload.

 .''`.   Aurélien GÉRÔME
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