question about porting...
(how do we know if packages we create work on other platforms?)
That's the question, here's a bit of an explanation.
I create several packages...2 of which (horde-core and imp) are built for all
since they are just html/php3 codes and not platform specific. But 2 others
(rrdhcp and rrlogin) are not. I build them on i386 systems and have no clue
(other than the author saying they "should" work on other platforms) whether
they will compile/work on say m68k, hurd, sparc platforms.
So...I upload them under a "any" clause, the m68k,sparc,etc ppl suck them up,
compile them on their systems and.... (?) . Do they test them out or do they
just upload them into the distribution and wait to see if anyone who uses them
finds problems in them?
If there is a problem, who is responsible for fixing it? (ie,) if say rrlogind
has problems on sparc systems, who handles this? if it were i386 it would be me
in conjunction with the author, but since I don't have access to a sparc debian
system I can only assume it's not me but rather the person who is doing the
Are my conclusions pretty much correct?
Is there a way for me to have access to debian (sparc/hurd/m68k/etc...) systems
to do porting on so that this responsibility layes with me?
Ivan E. Moore II Rev. Krusty
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