Debian ARM Hard Float (armhf) port TODO list

State of features for armhf

This list omits many features that "just worked" from the beginning, and thus have avoided attention from porters. Thus it looks worse than it is. Detailed package-specific notes are on the page ArmHardFloatProblems.

Legend

(./)

Great

<!>

Fix in unreleased or BTS

{X}

Unfixed

{i}

Needs confirmation tests

The GCC Toolchain

State

Binutils

(./) Binutils in unstable now supports armhf

Standard C

(./) gcc-4.[4,5,6] available (Debian GCC includes the Linaro patches)

Standard C++

(./) gcc-4.[4,5,6] available (Debian GCC includes the Linaro patches)

glibc

Debian eglibc works

g77

(./) gcc-4.[4,5,6] available (Debian GCC includes the Linaro patches)

libffi5

(./) 3.0.10

Objective-C

(./) gcc-4.[4,5,6] available (Debian GCC includes the Linaro patches)

Java

(./) gcj-4.6 works, (./) openjdk-6, (./) openjdk-7

Self-bootstraping languages

State

fpc

upstream supports VFP but someone needs to implement the hardfloat calling convention http://lists.freepascal.org/lists/fpc-devel/2011-September/025911.html

sbcl

not yet

ghc6

<!>

gnat

IN PROGRESS

Other languages

State

clisp

in progress

gdc

gdc-4.4 available

mono

IN PROGRESS

ocaml

(./) lacks native

and a dozen more languages

{X}

Important packages

State

dietlibc

(./)

kernel-package

(./) 621032

Infrastructure

State

buildd's

(./) 5 buildd's running (Konstantinos)

Official buildds

(./) Announce Mail, List of machines

build logs

on http://buildd.debian.org/status/architecture.php?a=armhf&suite=unstable

official archive

(./) ~94%

packages properly signed by DD

(./)

developer accessible machine

(./) harris.debian.org

official archive inclusion

(./)

testing inclusion

Armhf has been added to testing. It is now bootstrapable and build-essential is installable. However there are still many uninstallable packages and armhf is still listed in "fuckedarches".

debian-installer

State

d-i base port

(./)

d-i kernel images

(./)

d-i sample images

(./) Images

d-i nightly images

TODO

d-i documentation

{X}

arch-upgrade tool

{X} [ArchTakeover]

Failed packages (not directly related to armhf)

State

sformat

552873

gambc

501414

bcov

577029

pgsql-asn1oid

599725

stlport5.2

598937

slgtk

577364

ski

495889

libdevel-bt-perl

602668

zfs-fuse

598923

scidavis

588631

libavg

580678

eresi

598936, error: redefinition of 'struct user_reqs'

xorp

no BR yet, casting error, also not in arch list

libexplain

614462

gclcvs

no BR yet, compile errors

diagnostics

no BR yet, error: _URC_NORMAL_STOP was not declared in this scope

vnc4

536544, libloader.a: No such file or directory

flint

no BR yet, Error: selected processor does not support Thumb mode 'rsc ip,ip,ip'

gcl

no BR yet, error: the assertion tp&~tp on line 179 of sfaslelf.c in function relocate failed

libblocksruntime

629698

libgtk2-mozembed-perl

626193

xf86-video-msm

645798. No idea if it works yet. Lennart's package

beid

593638

antlr3

552621

Failures directly related to armhf

State

blcr

622720, 645549

whitelister

no BR yet, "ocamlfind: Not supported in your configuration: ocamlopt"

stressapptest

629483

lua-gtk

no BR yet

libffi-ruby

no BR yet

chromium-browser

632903, 632119

luajit

634244

mono

639342

linux-wlan-ng

P-a-s update 645675

nictools-pci

control update 645654 and P-a-s update 645675

nikwi

control update 645664 and P-a-s update 645675

ocamlgsl

needs porting 645669

qcontrol

control update 643604 and P-a-s update 645675

qcam

P-a-s update 645675

splay

P-a-s update 645675

tcc

control update 645673 and P-a-s update 645675

systemtap

645797

xf86-video-msm

645798

linphone

645799

gcc ICEs

State

Bug Number

qtwebkit

641849

fbasics

build log

641859

Closed but not really fixed/uploaded yet

State

crystalspace

544831, needs arm atomics

ibam

604674

Closed bugs

State

valgrind

P-a-s change 645675

binutils

621029

gcc-4.4

621083

alsa-lib

596968

alsa-tools

604651

alsa-utils

604650

alsa-plugins

604649

superiotool

604669

elinks

592466

libisofs

622725

coq

622882

xfce4-radio-plugin

614451

xfce4-diskperf-plugin

604681

netsurf

574299

openmpi

617779

php-imlib

571389

libmodplug

624403

cynthiune.app

618211

gst-plugins-bad0.10

604660

beast

563050

xnecview

621392

hivex

589809

sprng

627254

fenics

604527

aqsis

624504

xorg

605841

vowpal-wabbit

602169

cpuburn

627247

mmorph

552881

alsa-oss

629486

guile-pg

590952

cairo-dock-plugins

629478

gdb

596953

klibc

627252

librep

623388

ecj

631070

openmsx

635413 , fixed upstream

scheme2c

604665

hdf5

635199, fixed

bogofilter

596986, not reproducible anymore

oolite

565101

iceweasel

635957

libffi

597920

xsd

624942

smc

629838

flash-kernel

620888, efikamx: 612376

libtool

632614

plee-the-bear

627253

libv8

596997, 636370

dpkg

634961

pulseaudio

632594

aufs-tools

655610, fatal error: linux/aufs_type.h: No such file or directory

pantomime1.2

618184

pperl

533934

gnuradio

573759

gorm.app

618205

qwbfsmanager

598885

aqemu

622722

xserver-xorg-video-tga

639858 - There doesn't seem to be any way this hardware could be on an arm system, so why bother?

xf86-video-glamo

639856 - Bug discussions seem to indicate there is no point in this package on armhf. Perhaps it should be closed.

ekiga

640256

lcd4linux

P-a-s update 645647

yforth

control update 645642

gnome-ppp

P-a-s update 645631

libextractor-java

645796

yap

629482

tijmp

640938

reptyr

633750

ghemical

626362

openafs

645395

boost1.42

604107, fixed in boost1.46, still need 1.42

mpi-defaults

627239

oss4

604679, 633479

mksh

633479

llvm-2.8

642127

llvm-2.9

642127

llvm-3.0

642127

traverso

633469

ktoon

598933

ytree

650600

openvrml

607032

hylafax

565001

sox

645397

ace

630752

shibboleth-sp2

630752

snooper

650599

libx86

597000

nodejs

639636, fixed on armhf, fails on armel only

liburcu

645398

libsgml-parser-opensp-perl

613199

scsh-0.6

604693

polyml

623135

libguytools1

604670

libguytools2

623134

geos

641387

fdutils

627220

libgii

648741,860893

xxdiff

617768

kexec-tools

control update 645652 and P-a-s update 645675

Packages that FTBFS because of broken java

State

eclipse

View build log

https://buildd.debian.org/stats/graph-week-big.png

Triaging:

NMU:

NMU BSPs:

Other:

Get installed graph to 95%+ zone

Armhf in testing

As mentioned above armhf testing is now bootstrapable and build-essential is installable but as of 2012-02-09 1785 packages are uninstallable. This makes armhf testing about twice as bad as ia64 testing. Most of the issues are not armhf issues per-se but instead are other issues preventing packages we need from migrating to testing.

A list of uninstallable packages can be found at http://edos.debian.net/edos-debcheck/results/testing/latest/armhf/list.php

Known problem packages:

Packages waiting for testing migration delay but with no known actual problems

trails investigated (only ones considered significant listed)

Recording ARM Hard Float bugs to Debian BTS

To: control@bugs.debian.org

user debian-arm@lists.debian.org
usertag bugnumber + armhf
thanks

Package: bloatlib
Version: 12765-broken1
User: debian-arm@lists.debian.org
Usertags: armhf

bts user debian-arm@lists.debian.org . usertag $DebianBugNumber armhf

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