Dear PPC porters, I've started helping out with the dietlibc package. Since it does support powerpc (32) and ppc64, and ppc64el is a release architecture, I thought it might be a good thing to try and port it over from ppc64 to ppc64el. (Famous last words: "How difficult can that be?" ;-)) Well, after a couple of hours I think I managed to get it working. I've successfully compiled it in a qemu-user chroot (I don't have access to ppc64el hardware, though I could probably request porterbox access). Main difficulty was the ELFv2 ABI (as compared to the ELFv1 ABI in BE ppc64). Now, I'm not an expert on ppc, I doubt I really understand any of the subtleties involved. So before I add this to the Debian package and send my patch upstream, it would be great if somebody here could take a look at the package, especially since this is a release architecture. I've pushed my experimental port to the ports/ppc64el branch of the git repository on collab-maint: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/dietlibc.git https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/dietlibc.git/log/?h=ports/ppc64el Patch against source code that adds the port: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/dietlibc.git/tree/debian/patches/0051-experimental-ppc64-port.diff?h=ports/ppc64el Checkout via: git clone https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/dietlibc.git -b ports/ppc64el May be built via gbp buildpackage. If needed, I can also provide a .dsc file if necessary. Comments welcome. Regards, Christian PS: Please CC me, I'm not subscribed to the list.
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