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Re: Please reenable GCJ on mips

Nathanael Nerode writes:
> This is no way to get a bug fixed.  If this is seriously the level of 
> attention to mips and mipsel, Debian support for them should be dropped.

Matthias Klose wrote:
>sorry, this attitude has nothing to do with release management, it's
>just ranting.

>The problem is addressed, known to the right people.
Sure doesn't look like it; at the very least, there's a failure of openness in 
the processes here.  This really is no way to get a bug fixed.  The failure 
to report the bug upstream was what really got to me.

>Just ask if you cannot find some information.
All right.
* What's wrong with ld on mips/mipsel?
* What's the last time a gcj build was tested on mips/mipsel, what version of 
ld was it tested with, and where are the results?
* Why isn't the problem reported upstream to binutils?  I know it's not, since 
I checked.
* If it's Debian-specific, has it been tracked to a particular part of 
Debian's configuration of binutils?  If not, which mips porter is working on 

And for pkg-java-maintainers:
* Why was kaffe deliberately broken on mips and mipsel?  
* If this was being done with the intention of removing kaffe on those 
architectures, why isn't there a bug against ftp.debian.org requesting the 
removal of the obsolete binaries?  For mipsel, at least, this is still 

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@twcny.rr.com>

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