[Pkg-electronics-devel] Bug#923713: Regression: kicad not available for ppc64el after Stretch

tpearson at raptorengineering.com tpearson at raptorengineering.com
Wed Mar 6 22:58:34 GMT 2019

> If the final version 5.1.0 will get released within the next days I plan
> to upload this version to unstable and ask also the Release Team to
> accept a migration to testing once the required delay is over, but
> without supporting the new added platforms. If I got some time I can
> provide a extra builded binary version for ppc64el created on a porterbox.

I notice that even in the experimental package ppc64el is not enabled, yet
it builds fine on our systems after resyncing libcontex.h with GIT master:


Note the change was a handful of lines:


Perhaps we can start by reenabling the ppc64el architecture for KiCad
builds in experimental?

For now, we'll work around the missing support on our Buster systems via
our Debian PPA at
.  Other folks in the same boat are more than welcome to use our binaries
while waiting for official Debian support to be restored.

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