Debian 9 "Stretch" Drops PowerPC As A Release Architecture
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 31 October 2016 at 10:11 AM EDT. 19 Comments
DEBIAN --
The Debian Release Team has decided upon the official release architectures for next year's Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release.

The release architectures for Debian 9 include amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mips64el, mipsel, ppc64el, and s390x. What's different from Debian 8 is that PowerPC is no longer considered a release architecture but is being discontinued.

The announcement made this morning confirms that PowerPC is no longer a release architecture albeit the Debian PPC packages will still continue to be built, etc. It's now up to the Debian FTP Masters to decide whether PowerPC will remain an architecture in the main archive or if the PowerPC packages will move to ports.
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