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Re: debian ppc64

On 04-Dec-08 15:36, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 03:31:09PM +0100, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > On 04-Dec-08 11:32, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 09:37:05PM -0200, Rafael Esp?ndola wrote:
> > > > I agree that it is very important to be able to run 32 binaries, but a
> > > > pure64 port is simpler and can be a good starting point for a
> > > 
> > > Well, given that most debian powerpc people have only access to 32bit powerpc
> > > machines, a pure64 port is definitively _NOT_ simpler.
> > 
> > Maybe I misunderstand something here. You are suggesting that people 
> > without access to ppc64 hardware will (should?) do the ppc64 port? 
> Well, what do you think we have been doing ? Who do you think will add ppc64
> kernels to debian, or proper compiler & glibc support ? 
> > This must be a joke? 
> Well, since the people with ppc64 hardware do their own stuff in their own
> corner, without any coordination, nor thought about future debian integration,
> what else is left ? 

Without access to ppc64 hardware, serious contributions to a ppc64 port 
will be nearly impossible. Any patch or package for ppc64 will have to 
be tested on a real ppc64 machine.

I do not really know why you are repeatedly talking about "own corner" or 
"without any coordination". I am just trying to set up a native 64 bit
ppc64 port. I am not at all sure that Debian will or should go the same 
paths I have choosen for ppc64. I am just trying to find out what 
is possible.

I created an open project on alioth for this and I published my results 
there almost since the day I started with my porting efforts. 
Up to now this worked quite well. The experimental debian-ppc64 
package archive on alioth now has more than 50% of all Debian packages 
and it allows for debootstrapping a working chroot environment.

Of course, everybody is welcome to participate and/or to criticize the 
patches I am using or the paths I have choosen so far. But I hope people 
will not just say "you are doing it the wrong way" without specifiying 
what exactly should be done instead.

Andreas Jochens

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