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Re: How to support the Debian Sparc64 Port


ok, so first I'm going to do download the new images and do one or more test installations and after that I check the bug tracker if there is more I can do.

Thanks so far!

Kind reagrds

Am 19.11.19 um 23:04 schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz:
> Hi!
> On 11/19/19 9:04 PM, Nils Meinert wrote:
>> I just got me a Sun Ultra 60 and installed the Debian Sparc64 Port. I ran into some
>> issues trying to install some packages (e.g. Firefox).
> You ran into the problem installing Firefox because of the issue described in [1].
>> So I was wondering if there is a way to support the Debian Sparc64 Port-Team in any way.
> Something that needs dearly fixing on sparc64 would be QtScript [2] but it isn't
> exactly trivial to fix. You can either fix the bug completely or pick up my work-
> around from [3] and fix the remaining testsuite issues so the package builds fine
> on sparc64.
> In order to get Firefox to build on sparc64, the Debian Firefox package would have
> to be patched such that the Javascript files are compiled in the arch:all target
> in debian/rules as to avoid the NodeJS dependency. I think the NetBSD developers
> have done something like that to get Firefox to build again on sparc64.
> Adrian
>> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2017/12/msg00060.html
>> [2] https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-56264
>> [3] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=902635

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