Removing armel from the list of arches we build for

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at
Wed Aug 21 20:41:24 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 04:36:03PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Sounds like the same kind of "surely noone uses this" rationalization we
> always see when going back to see why some package we use got removed
> from Debian.

It is always sad to see something dropped from support. :(

> I suppose you could start by considering both Raspberry Pi users and
> Samsung Chromebook users. Neither may use exactly armel, but either
> could be affected by this. (Raspian is probably based on armel.)

Raspian is based on armhf, but with the thumb2/armv7 requirement dropped
to armv6 requirement.  It is not armel based.

> More generally, there is a vast amount of arm systems with displays
> attached. Arm was probably used mostly headless 10 years ago, but this
> is increasignly not the case, and I was using webkit on arm systems over
> 5 years ago.

Len Sorensen

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