[DRE-maint] Bug#474724: RC bug #474724

Gunnar Wolf gwolf at gwolf.org
Sun May 11 00:17:02 UTC 2008

Antonio Terceiro dijo [Sat, May 10, 2008 at 12:08:35PM -0300]:
> Besides #define'ing the proper symbols, there are issues like endianess
> and other stuff that need to be properly defined for such architecture,
> somewhere in posh.h, and it needs to be tested on an actual s390
> machine.

Of course, endianness and datatype sizes and such. But that
is... well, almost a mechanical step AFAIK :)

> I already tried hercules to emulate s390, but it's so slow that makes it
> impractical (really). There is a s390 mainframe in my university's
> datacenter, and I'm working together with its administrator to install
> etch on it.  We had no success yet, and these days I was on a trip. I
> intend to try again on Monday morning.
> If some DD with instant access to a s390 machine [1] could help, it
> would be nice.

As it is obvious from this, I'm as close as I can be from being a
complete C newbie. But still, getting the right definitions for this
architecture should even be enough to push this package to the
buildds, if no other s390-like machine can be used.


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