Bill Allombert on Mon, 10 Dec 2001 17:26:06 +0100

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Re: New 64 Bit Big Endian architecture

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 01:59:53PM +0100, Oliver Paukstadt wrote:
> I'm porting various software to a very new architecture, it's Linux for
> zSeries (64 bit). zSeries is IBMs 64 bit successor to 31 Bit S/390.
> s390x is a 64 bit big endian architecture.
> s390 requires -fPIC for shared code.
> +    linux-s390*) DLCFLAGS=-fPIC;
> +                 OPTFLAGS="$OPTFLAGS -mno-backchain";;

The PARI Debian package is already compiled for Linux on (31 bit) S/390.
The shared library  is compiled with -fPIC, but what does the 
"-mno-backchain" ? Will it works with (31 bit) S/390

I heard talk about starting  Debian Linux/S390x, but for now there are no
autobuilders for packages.