Th: dropping athlon and maybe deprecating ppc?

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz arekm at
Tue Mar 10 08:19:44 CET 2009

On Tuesday 10 of March 2009, Przemyslaw Iskra wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:41:12PM +0100, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> > I'm considering dropping athlon architecture since I see no real gain
> > over i686. athlon would be deleted from ftp and athlon->i686 symlink
> > created.
> Personally I use "athlon", but for binary crap only, which is built for
> i386/i586 anyways, so I'm OK with dropping it.

Could some athlon*rpm owner  see if upgrading athlon->i686 is nicely handled 
in poldek (as amd64->x86_64 is for example) ?

> > The other platform is ppc. There is unforuntately close to zero
> > developers solving ppc related bugs :-( ppc would be moved to unsupported
> > or something like unofficial sparc (AIDA) as seen on ftp. Someone would
> > have to step in to maintain this.
> Even tho I'm not very acrive (lately), I could step up as ppc maintainer
> when it becomes AIDA.
> I could be fixing the packages I use, or if someone asks me nicely to
> fix some (payment in goats no longer accepted). All the packages that
> build cleanly on main th archs and have no history of being problematic
> on powerpc would be send to ppc builder as well. If some package starts
> to give problems and there would be noone to fix it, it would be
> banned from ppc builder and last package in main repository would be
> kept until its bependencies become broken. Then it would be deleted from
> main without prior warning.
> What you think about such solution ?

Works for me. After it disappears from Th I don't care about it (unless I'll 
become owner of some ppc again, which is unlikely).

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz        PLD/Linux Team
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