Re: please remove icedove/22.214.171.124-1/armel from testing
On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 02:36:52PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 03:11:06PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> > This might actually be a job for ftpmaster removals (since
> > the testing hints is not aware of archs?), but I'll ask for
> > feeback forst.
> Architecture removals are done by the ftp team.
bug filed (#493223)
> > Until icedove is based on xulrunner-1.9, icedove wont work
> > on armel. The old version in testing crashes on armel,
> > and the new version in unstable doesn't even build.
> Is there a reason why you don't fix the actual problem (-fshort-wchar)
> and don't even mention here that the cause of the build problem is
> actually known?
Because even if it would build, it doesn't *work* on armel?
icedove is based on xulrunner-1.8 which doesn't have arm eabi
support. A earlier attempt to make Firefox 2.0 work (also based
on xulrunner 1.8) failed. There was too much refactoring done
in that part of portability layer(s), and it was not deemed
usefull work when FF 3.0 which already included arm eabi support
was about to be released.
> > By removing armel version from testing, icedove will be able
> > to migrate to testing (fixing a RC bug and a good bunch of
> > security bugs). Freeze exception needed too, it seems.
> The build failure is an RC bug on its own.
Technically yes, since it's a regression, but since the previous
builds were broken from users point of few there is no regression...
"rm -rf" only sounds scary if you don't have backups