Re: blender: 64-bit problem, #417889 and blender/2.42a-7
On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 09:28:40AM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Steve Langasek <email@example.com> (04/04/2007):
> > [quote postponed to the end of the message]
> > No one has responded to the important point here, which is that *we
> > should not ship broken binaries on 64-bit systems*; the -5etch1
> > package is certainly no better than -6 in this respect, AFAICS both
> > versions still have an undeclared grave bug because they both ship
> > binaries on ia64/alpha/amd64 that are known not to be usable.
> I wouldn't say it is unusable, see the discussion we had . Please
> also note that this problem, according to upstream, has affected every
> 64-bit architecture since it is opensource. As far as I know (please
> note I'm quite new to the team), nobody ever reported that blender was
> unusable on these archs, although it has been in debian since 2.23-0.1
> in oldstable. I understand that the public would be rather amd64-powered
> than working on ia64 and alpha, and that there were no official amd64
> release, but well, nobody complained.
> 1. http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-blender-maintainers/2007-March/000195.html
Ok, thanks for the pointer. From that discussion, yeah, it doesn't sound
unusable after all. In which case I consider it a bug that NEWS.Debian
calls it "not releasable", but oh well. :)
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