armel architecture obsoleted for Raring Ringtail

Dear developers,

When the armhf architecture was introduced in Ubuntu for 12.04 LTS, it was
with the intention of transitioning our ARM builds entirely from armel to
armhf, to take advantage of this more efficient hard-float ABI on the
supported ARMv7 targets. We achieved this in 12.04, with all released
images shipping as armhf instead of armel.

Now, after a transitional overlap, it's time to take the next step and drop
the armel architecture from Ubuntu. We will shortly be removing armel from
the raring archive. This allows us to free up builder resources previously
dedicated for building armel and repurpose them for building armhf. There
will continue to be armel builders for previous releases, for building
stable updates; but from raring on you should expect your packages to build
for armhf only, not armel.



Re: armel architecture obsoleted for Raring Ringtail

By Colin Watson at 11/11/2012 - 17:33

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 03:27:29PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
This was implemented on Friday; raring now no longer contains the armel