Wouter Verhelst reports
Debian's m68k port has been resurrected. "Contrary to some rumours which I've had to debunk over the years, the m68k port did not go into limbo because it was kicked out of the archive; instead, it did because recent versions of glibc require support for thread-local storage, a feature that wasn't available on m68k, and nobody with the required time, willingness, and skill set could be found to implement it.
This changed a few years back, when some people wrote the required support,
because they were paid to do so in order to make recent Linux run on
ColdFire processors again. Since ColdFire and m68k processors are
sufficiently similar, that meant the technical problem was solved.
(Thanks to Mattias Mattsson and Paul Wise)
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