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Re: Bug#224554: kernel-package: ultrasparc problems


On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 21:59:21 -0500, Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> said: 

> Because of some ingenious and well-thought changes to the sparc
> toolchain, the effect previously achievable with the command

> make oldconfig

> now must be expressed as

> sparc32 make ARCH=sparc64 oldconfig

> on UltraSPARC, but can still be

> make oldconfig

> on sun4[cdm].

> If gcc 4:3.3.2-1 ever becomes available on sparc, then one will be
> able to touch /etc/disable_64_gcc, and thus, I assume, one will be
> able to run "make oldconfig" successfully on UltraSPARC.  I further
> extrapolate that under such conditions, make-kpkg will successfully
> compile kernels.

> The apparent workaround is to remove the ridiculous gcc wrapper and
> make /usr/bin/gcc be a link to /usr/bin/gcc-3.3 like on the other 10
> architectures.

> Given that the sparc and gcc people seem to have no intention of
> returning this behavior to sanity, it would nice for kernel-package
> to handle the default situation so that poor users don't have to
> jump through all the hoops to get a kernel compiled.

	I do not have access to the hardware mentioned above; and thus
 can't test any changes to the code above. If someone can provide
 tested patches to me, I'll be happy to incorporate them into

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