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Re: New Architecture

On Sun, Jan 02, 2000 at 02:08:59AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> geoff@banzai.apana.org.au wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > To get to the point as quickly as possible.... 
> > 
> > What process(es) must be followed to start a Debian dist for a new
> > architecture??
> You'll need to be able to create native packages.  This means that
> you'll need a kernel, a compiler (and tools), a glibc and a dpkg
> (and tools).  If all these exist and you are able to recompile
> Debian packages, it's time to ask for a new architecture.

This should be available for S/390 as patches from IBM.

> > I'm hoping to kick into life a Debian/390 dist for the IBM S/390
> > architecture based on the just released S/390 linux kernel patches.  Yes I


> Though, I guess there are three arch's before binary-s390.

I think the s/390 port is further than mips/mipsel - Available
glibc etc ...

> > p.s.  If there is already a Debian/390 project underway any pointers to it
> > would be appreciated.
> You should talk to the webmaster team to create prelimnary pages for
> http://www.debian.org/ports/s390/

I think someone already produces a page - The linux-vm list is
quiet active and there are a couple of people interested in a debian-S/390 port.

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