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RE: Stretch bootstrap for sparc64 and sparc, optimized for ultrasparc3

Hello Adrian,

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017, at 07:22 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> We are actually planning on implementing Britney for Debian Ports which
> means that Debian Ports would also get a testing release.

That would be great!

> You can just easily cross-compile a native gcc compiler with sbuild.
> That's actually
> very easy using the cross-build toolchain available in Debian.

Thanks for the pointer, this will help me a lot!

> There isn't really a point in bootstrapping for sparc these days unless
> you set the default CPU to sparv8 to be able to run Debian on a sun4m
> machine. sun4u or newer machines should use sparc64.

> Your efforts sound like you're trying to reinvent the wheel in my opinion.

We have different perspectives on those ;-)

> I think it makes more sense to help to make Britney and hence testing
> available in Debian Ports.

One does not exclude the other. Do you know who is working on that?


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