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

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 09:02:56PM -0400, Stephen Powell wrote:
> 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.

Actually its focus is to be a replacement for the existing 31bit

> 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.

Now that's an entirely different topic.  I trust in Colin's expertise
in that matter.  Maybe we can get the new upstream version in
time for the next release, though.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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