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Update README and NEWS for ports directory removal

This patch updates README to remove a mention of the ports directory.
It also adds a NEWS item for the merge of ports into the main sysdeps
tree (I think it's NEWS-worthy, although not strictly a user-visible

Other remaining ports references to resolve: a comment in
manual/signal.texi (not giving a literal path, but maybe should change
anyway); a comment in (path should be updated);
scripts/ (appears to date back to ports being a
separate repository).

2014-06-25  Joseph Myers  <>

	* README: Do not mention ports directory.

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 3ddbec1..e854c251 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -61,6 +61,10 @@ Version 2.20
   deference a dangling pointer, or use an unexpected pathname argument if
   the string was modified after the posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen
+* All supported architectures now use the main glibc sysdeps directory
+  instead of some being in a separate "ports" directory (which was
+  distributed separately before glibc 2.17).
 Version 2.19
diff --git a/README b/README
index 3743241..ce7d103 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -45,10 +45,6 @@ The GNU C Library supports these configurations for using Linux kernels:
-The code for other CPU configurations supported by volunteers outside of
-the core glibc maintenance effort is contained in the `ports' add-on,
-located in the `ports' subdirectory of the source tree.
 If you are interested in doing a port, please contact the glibc
 maintainers; see for more

Joseph S. Myers

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