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Re: Bootstrap Tarballs for alpha-linux Targets

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Bootstrap Tarballs for alpha-linux Targets
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:03:40 +0200
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Vincent Weisner <address@hidden> skribis:

> No additional patches were needed and no, I don't have any DEC Alpha hardware.


> If you rather not include an Alpha port, then why does the code state 
> "alpha-linux" in /gnu/packages/bootstrapping.scm?

That’s because somebody else tried cross-compiling to Alpha some time
ago; it was Sergei Trofimovich, and IIRC Sergei did have Alpha hardware
at the time.  :-)


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