>> 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.