armel architecture obsoleted for Raring Ringtail

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Nov 8 23:27:29 UTC 2012

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.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                          
slangasek at                                     vorlon at
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