Re: The debian-s390 port is beginning to pick up speed.
it's already too late here, so the following is almost random:
(1) Oh I know well that it is rather late to mention that, but the architecture
should better be called s390g2, if you ever wish to accomodate plain /390 into
the distribution, because it is easier to work with positive flags and meanings.
(Just compare s390, s390g2, cc -mg2 with s390standard, s390, cc -mpre-g2)
(2) I see that dpkg-architecture does not accept the architecture string
returned by gcc; this made a lot of problems, earlier this year, when I tried
to build glibc. I then found that I am not the one who repairs it.
(3) I found that clisp fails somewhere in the libtool configure script; in any
case it is in need of a bit (or perhaps more than a bit) of assembler coding
and adapting. I would rather think that this applies to most
interpreters and similar programs. That the hugs Haskell interpreter
compiled is quite remarkable; if it works, the team in Göteborg (?) can
congratulate itself. I looked at clisp when I compiled it in January or
so, and I will try to make it compile for the s390.
Now the entropy has taken hold of me ...