Subject: Re: Need Info : MIPS 64 ( big Endian) debian
libraries



On 08/02/2017 10:10 PM, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Christian Seiler wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately Debian only supports MIPS64 in the Little Endian
>> variant. There isn't even an unofficial port to the Big Endian
>> variant of MIPS64 that I'm aware of. Big Endian MIPS is only
>> supported in the 32bit variant.
>
> Actually there is a MIPS 64-bit big-endian port on rebootstrap:
>
> https://wiki.debian.org/HelmutGrohne/rebootstrap
> https://jenkins.debian.net/view/rebootstrap/job/rebootstrap_mips64_gcc6/

Thanks for mentioning this, I completely forgot that rebootstrap
also tests archs that aren't part of Debian or ports.debian.org.

That said: while I think rebootstrap is a great thing, I wouldn't
call that an actual port - mainly because there isn't actually a
repository where one can download the packages created by
rebootstrap the same way even the inofficial Debian ports have
official repositories, and because rebootstrap is run as a CI
system, it constantly recreates the packages from scratch, which
is not how the other Debian archives work at the moment. It's a
good place to start a new port if one wanted to though. In the
case of mips64 BE one would need to fix the documented problems
first: https://wiki.debian.org/HelmutGrohne/rebootstrap#mips64

Regards,
Christian

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