Re: Bug#352483: link broken on http://debian.org/ports/sparc/porting
Dear Sparc porters,
There is a broken link on http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/porting as
described by the bug below:
On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:52:08AM +0100, Miguel Gea Milvaques wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> The link "the SPARC buildd web pages" that points to
> http://sparc.debian.org/ is broken.
Could you please give us the replacement link for that ?
I've attached the current wml file for this page so that you can easily
provide us a patch.
Thanks and best regards.
#use wml::debian::template title="Debian SPARC -- Porting Documentation" NOHEADER="yes"
<h1>Debian SPARC Porting Documentation</h1>
<h2>Porting Debian Packages to SPARC</h2>
If you want to be an official porter, you must be a registered Debian
developer. That is, your public key must appear in the official
The Debian SPARC porting effort is now organized around the excellent
<code>wanna-build</code> system, first used for the <a
href="../m68k/">m68k</a> port. With <code>wanna-build</code> in
place, porting boils down to locating the packages where automatic
compilation failed, and then going though and determining what went
Failed build logs can be found at
<a href="http://sparc.debian.org/">the SPARC buildd web pages</a>.
Also, you can email <code>wanna-build</code> and ask it for the failed
build logs (see the file <code>README.mail</code> from the
<code>quinn-diff</code> output, which includes a report of packages by
distribution which are out of sync in for the SPARC port can be found
Serious porters should learn how to interact with
<code>wanna-build</code> via email. You'll need to ask <a
<firstname.lastname@example.org></a> to add your public key to the known
list of keys.
All Debian developers can use Debian's
<a href="http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=auric">auric</a> and
<a href="http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi?host=vore">vore</a> machines to
test their packages on the SPARC architecture.
<h2>I'm not an official developer; can I still help?</h2>
Certainly. In fact, most of the real work in a Debian port requires
not official status, just knowledge. There are a number of things you
Track down bugs, and report them to the <a href="$(HOME)/Bugs/">Debian
Bug Tracking System</a>.
Figure out patches for known bugs. Be sure to submit the patch to the
Bug Tracking System!
Help with documentation. Most documentation areas are managed under
CVS, and most documentation authors can give out CVS access to
non-porters who are interested in helping.
So, go ahead and email <a
with a description of how you'd like to help; we're sure someone there
can get you started.
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