On 08/07/2018 08:09 AM, Gregor Riepl wrote: >> This bug will be fixed once debian-installer has gained full support for >> backports. > > backports or debports?
Backports, see: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=879145#10 See also: https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2018/08/msg00015.html >>> It should also be noted that the desktop tasks are currently uninstallable >>> because certain packages are missing from sparc64, but that is a minor >>> issue. >> >> Which packages are those. Again, please report issues as you find them. > > I don't remember exactly, but I think I couldn't install any desktop tasks > because some crucial packages were missing from the dependencies of > desktop-base. We can't fix bugs that we don't know about. > Also, there is currently no chromium and no firefox for debian-sparc64. Getting Chromium to build on any non-x86 or non-ARM architectures is a huge effort: https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=chromium-browser&suite=sid Firefox on sparc64 is generally possible and Firefox 62 actually builds: > https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=firefox&suite=experimental It's most likely missing one important patch though: > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1434726 > I tried to build foxi myself, but it's a pain with the limited memory the > Ultra 10 has (and I upgraded mine to the maximum). > rustc/cargo eats around 3GB of RAM! > With special build flags (i.e. RUSTFLAGS="-Cdebuginfo=0"), compilation is > possible, but takes a long time and ultimately stops due to poor big endian > support in the source code and other bugs. > They'e known, but without a proper fix. We have reasonably fast SPARC machines for that although our fastest SPARC-T5 is unfortunately out of service. There are generally several packages that need fixing on sparc64, I can provide a list for anyone interested in fixing them. Adrian -- .''`. John Paul Adrian Glaubitz : :' : Debian Developer - glaub...@debian.org `. `' Freie Universitaet Berlin - glaub...@physik.fu-berlin.de `- GPG: 62FF 8A75 84E0 2956 9546 0006 7426 3B37 F5B5 F913