Backport ppc64el support to stable releases for infratructure/buildd use

Bug #1239595 reported by Adam Conrad on 2013-10-14
This bug affects 1 person
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dpkg (Ubuntu)
Adam Conrad
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

This allows various bits of archive and package building infrastructure on precise to recognise ppc64el as a valid arch, needed for Soyuz, but also some third-party archive infrastructure setups.

[Test Case]
Test that "dpkg-architecture -appc64el" outputs the same on precise-proposed as it does on saucy.

[Regression Potential]
Minimal regression potential. Should double-check that "dpkg-architecture -appc64el" and "dpkg-architecture -apowerpc" output as desired, with 32/64 bits and eb/el as appropriate.

Adam Conrad (adconrad) on 2013-10-14
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
status: New → In Progress

Hello Adam, or anyone else affected,

Accepted dpkg into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

Verified that the precise-proposed dpkg-architecture gives the expected outputs.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package dpkg -

dpkg ( precise; urgency=low

  * scripts/Dpkg/Shlibs/ Adjust the ARM special-casing in
    dpkg-shlibdeps to try ELF ABI flags before arch tag (LP: #1187722)
  * Include powerpc64le support in cputable for ppc64el (LP: #1239595)
 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:42:53 +0100

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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