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Improvements to Debian for s/390 (was Java on Debian s/390)

On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:43:59 -0400 (EDT), Philipp Kern wrote:
> ...
> And yes, s390x will hopefully come soon.

That's good news, Philipp.  A 64-bit user space will be a
welcome addition.  On a related topic, upstream "parted"
at release 2.4 and later contains very useful enhancements
for the s390 environment.  Although these enhancements will
be useful in the standard parted packages, the most important
benefits will be in the udeb packages, those used by the Debian
installer.  They will, for example, allow installation to CMS
minidisks, FBA DASD, and use of the DIAG driver for the first time.
Yet the Debian package continues to use release 2.3.  The package
maintainer is aware of this, or should be, but I've seen no
progress as of yet.  Perhaps your influence might help.

Respectfully yours,

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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