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Re: Dropping mips architecture for bullseye and sid


On 2019-07-22 10:24, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> Salut Aurélien !
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:47 PM Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org> wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > The mips architecture, supporting 32-bit big-endian MIPS CPUs, has
> > been supported in Debian for more than 15 years. Due to the limited 2GB
> > virtual address space and due to the fact this architecture is one of
> > the last big-endian architecture Debian supports, the porting effort
> > is increasingly difficult. On the other hand the interest for this
> > architecture is going down, and with it the human resources available
> > for porting is going down.
> Thanks for your dedication these last years.
> > Now that buster has been released, it is probably time to drop this
> > architecture from bullseye and sid. Unless there is a sudden interest
> > for this architecture, that is commitment from some new porters and new
> > hardware for the build daemons, the plan is to ask for the ftpmasters
> > to drop this architecture in about 4 weeks.
> In other words, mips is not going to debian-ports ?

If there are nobody taking care of the port, nor hardware for the build
daemons, the port will become unusable in a few months or even in a few
weeks given the rate of changes currently happening in sid. I therefore
do not see the point of moving it to debian-ports.


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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