missing 64bit ports

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Jul 15 20:12:00 GMT 2015

On 7/15/2015 2:28 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 15 16:24, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I spent a bit of time checking the real situation of the packages
>> still missing as 64 bit port.
>> After xdelta, bsdiff and iperf porting, without counting the few mingw ones,
>> the duplicates we are down to ~44.
>> Please see here the analysis :
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hn7Eaq6djEN9X0jS_AM8-DH_LvP43G9_DXnpTt09Asc/edit#gid=0
>> Feel free to insert comments on the cells.
>> For what I found :
>> - half of them are dead upstream so we can directly
>> obsolete and don't worry anynore.
>> - Few are Jary's scripts, so the only porting issue is Jary's time.
>> - Very few have real porting issue
>> The only one really interesting for me is Mathomatic and eventually catdoc
>> if works with latest word documents.
>> (of course I will port pure-ftpd)
> Thanks for looking into this.
> Two points:
> - Shall we remove all 32b-bit only orphaned packages for which we don't
>    get a maintainer until, say, end of August?

That seems reasonable, as long as there are exceptions for packages 
where the lack of a 64-bit package is due to genuine porting 
difficulties.  libsigsegv was in that category until yesterday.  Another 
one I'm aware of is ffcall.

> - We should probably consider to remove the mingw.org packages.  All
>    of them.  They are hopelessly outdated and mingw-w64 does the same
>    job better hands down.



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