Debian Bug report logs - #399350
RM: cpml -- RoQA; orphaned, unused, broken, alternatives available

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Reported by: Adam C Powell IV <>

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 18:18:10 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Adam C Powell IV <>
To: Debian Bugs <>
Cc: Debian Alpha <>
Subject: O: ccc, cxx, libots, cpml, cxml, cfal, cfalrtl, libffm
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 03:10:13 +0900
Package: wnpp


I'm afraid my last piece of alpha hardware has gone out the door, and I
am no longer a linux-alpha or debian-alpha user. :-(  I'll have fond
memories of the machines and of lists like this one and linux-alpha, as
this was my first Linux platform, and my demonstration of its
performance/price in the late 90s initiated a Linux transition at my
former employer, in no small part thanks to the volunteer help I got,
and hopefully gave back.

Oh well.  More importantly for this list, I am no longer able to
maintain the DEC->Compaq->HP alpha compiler and math library installers,
nor the "free fast math" libffm of Goto and Wesner.  Unfortunately this
means I need to orphan them, and hope they find a maintainer.

libffm should be in good shape and, as far as I know, need little to no
maintenance at all, unless someone wants to add to the library.
Upstream has long since stopped supporting it, and though some of its
code has migrated to glibc, it has some unique and extremely
fast/powerful vectorized functions.  For example dsqrtiv() very rapidly
performs 1/sqrt(x) for an array of doubles; this function on the fastest
alpha may still be faster than glibc on the fastest Xeon or Opteron for
this purpose.

As for the others, because a three year campaign to get Compaq to let me
distribute the non-free libraries and (encrypted) compilers hit dead
ends, the biggest maintenance hassle is updating the debconf templates
to keep track of the elusive download URLs.  They also have template
translation bugs open which I never got to, and which will be dealt with
by NMUs around the end of this month; apologies to the translation
authors for the delay.  These too are long since abandoned by upstream,
and gcc/glibc have been catching up to them in performance, so their
need is not clear at this point.

Sorry about the sudden nature of this right before the etch release.  I
should have anticipated the effect of this change on my packages long
ago and done something preemptive about it. :-(

Best wishes for the continued upkeep of this great architecture and

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Bug 399101 cloned as bugs 399349, 399350, 399351, 399352, 399353, 399354. Request was from Thomas Huriaux <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#399350: fixed
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:14:22 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

      cfal |    1.2.0-3 | source, alpha
   cfalrtl |    1.2.0-3 | source, alpha
      cpml |  5.2.0-1.1 | source
  cpml-ev5 |  5.2.0-1.1 | alpha
  cpml-ev6 |  5.2.0-1.1 | alpha
      cxml |  5.2.0-1.1 | source
  cxml-ev5 |  5.2.0-1.1 | alpha
  cxml-ev6 |  5.2.0-1.1 | alpha
    libots |  2.2.7-2.1 | source, alpha

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
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it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
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