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Re: Available packages

On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 06:14:00PM +0200, Matthias Böhm wrote:
> I've got a question: I want to install an OS on a SPARC 64Bit machine, but I
> haven't decided yet whether to choose Debian or not. My question is now
> whether *all* the packages listed on packages.debian.org are available on a
> SPARC machine or only a subset, and if only a subset, how I can query which
> packages are available and which are not. 

I don't remember if we had a place to query the stable archive for that,
but the ratio is something like 98%. That is, only a miniscule part of the
entire set of packages is missing. You can notice it on a case-by-case
basis when packages.debian.org omits a sparc package download link.

http://unstable.buildd.net/buildd/sparc_Not-For-Us.html shows the missing
packages for unstable. It may be exactly the same list as it is in stable,
because the graph seems pretty constant:

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