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riscv64 is now an official architecture

Dear all,

Some of you have been following on IRC, some of you have noticed the
ACCEPTED mails from dak on the mailing list, some of you may have
noticed the recent closure of bug #1033658. For all the others, I am
happy to share the good news:

  riscv64 is now an official Debian architecture

If you don't believe it, just have a look at [1]. However before you
rush to update your sources.list file, I want to warn you that the
archive is currently almost empty, and that only the sid and
experimental suites are available. The procedure is to rebootstrap the
port within the official archive, which means we won't import the full
debian-ports archive.

Therefore our next step is to build a minimal set of ~90 source packages
using the debian-ports archive and then import them into the official
archive.  These packages will be signed with a special GPG key using
debian-riscv@lists.debian.org as the email address, enabling easy
tracking. This process has already started, hence the few ACCEPTED mails
on the mailing list. It will probably take a few days especially given
that sid is constantly evolving.

Once done, we'll point the build daemons to the official archive. In the
meantime you can just continue to use the debian-ports archive on your


[1] https://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/main/binary-riscv64/

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

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