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Two-month patch ping: Re: powerpc*le-linux support

From: Brooks Moses
Subject: Two-month patch ping: Re: powerpc*le-linux support
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:59:08 -0700
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(And adding libtool@, in hopes of getting a little more attention, as pings on libtool-patches@ seem to be going nowhere.)

On 06/05/2013 07:01 PM, Alan Modra wrote:
This adds support for little-endian powerpc linux, and tidies the
existing host match for powerpc.  config.sub won't return ppc*-*linux*
so there isn't much point in matching that.

        * m4/libtool.m4 (ld -m flags): Remove non-canonical ppc host match.
        Support little-endian powerpc linux host.


It's been two and a half months since this patch was posted, without any review or response.

This lack of review is becoming a critical blocking problem. There are a number of PowerPC little-endian support patches being posted for a large number of GNU and other free-software projects. For example:


In short, this is a substantial amount of work by many people.

Much of this work is BLOCKED waiting for this libtool patch. In GCC, we cannot build shared libgcc and so forth because libtool doesn't recognize the architecture. In GDB, the configuration patch is incomplete because it relies on this libtool patch. And there are many other programs not mentioned above because all they need is the libtool update.

And, in all of those cases, we are effectively blocked because the project policy is to only pull libtool updates from canonical upstream (i.e., here) rather than patching them in a project-local way.

Can we please get this simple patch pushed?

I understand maintainers becoming busy and/or moving on to other things and being unable to keep up -- I've been there, too. What can we do to help?

- Brooks

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