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    The view from my server room. We still run Solaris in our nightlies.

    http://c0redump.org/i/2015/sparc.jpeg

    I have a fondness for Solaris, though I found the hardware ran OpenBSD better. ::smiles::

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      Long discussion in the bug thread here. Seems the issues are: 1) not many volunteers willing to maintain the sparc port; 2) upstream kernel and gcc are getting buggier on sparc as it gets less and less testing, causing more work for Debian downstream, which the few volunteers can’t keep up with; 3) upstream gcc is deprecating the 32-bit sparc toolchain in favor of 64-bit, while the Debian sparc port has a 32-bit userland.

      So the solution seems to be to drop the current sparc port, but leave open the door to adding a future sparc64 port, if enough volunteers emerge to get it in good working condition.

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        Anyone have any idea on gcc’s plans for sparc32 support?

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          You know an architecture is truly dead when Debian drops support for it…

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            And yet this is actually a port that only runs on sparc64 machines, of which new models are still being made.