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Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:12:03 +0200
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On 08/10/2018 11:57 AM, Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
> AFAIK Fedora successfully used elftoaout to generate the stage1 images
> until they deprecated the SPARC support back in 2012.  Debian
> distributes elftoaout as part of the sparc-utils package [2].

Meh, I'll just leave it to GRUB upstream now to resolve this problem,
I assume that Eric will soon run into the problem as well once the
toolchain on Solaris gets updated.

> [1]
> [2]

FWIW, sparc-utils isn't part of an official Debian release, it's
just part of Debian Ports. But we're working on building the package
everywhere now.


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