>> 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.

Sure. I can verify later if it still fails to install.

> 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

Yes, I heard.
Not a big deal, but at least one modern web browser would be nice.

> Firefox on sparc64 is generally possible and Firefox 62 actually builds:
>> https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=firefox&suite=experimental

That's good news!
I was trying with FF60, and that one had big endian problems.
If FF62 has those fixed, I'll give it another shot and try to patch the
remaining problems.

> 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.

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