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Re: porterboxes vs. qemu

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 15:00:08 +1100
Tom McAvaney <tjmcavaney@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Greetings!  Are there any non-official porterboxes available for
> > mips only debugging?  Or is the policy henceforward that packagers
> > need to setup qemu or exclude mips?

FTR, I do find the statement 'setup qemu or exclude mips' unnecessarily
antagonistic :/

> I am a mere user and no authority at all, but my understanding is that
> now mahler is down the MIPS port is dependent on individual
> developers/packagers having access to/maintaining their own machines.

Another mere user here ;)

> It would be a shame if packagers abandoned MIPS for lack of hardware
> for debugging ... Does anyone know if replacement/repair of mahler is
> on anyones to do list?

AIUI, there is more mips hardware 'in the wings', but debian is
currently to unstable for them to make a useful buildd (locking up
under load).
DSA can probably correct me if I'm out of line :)

> In the meantime, depending on how much hand-holding you're willing to
> do, I (or others on the list) might be able to help with testing on
> one of my SGI Indys.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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