Re: Bug#672773: [wnpp] removal of emile has been requested!
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- Subject: Re: Bug#672773: [wnpp] removal of emile has been requested!
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- Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:28:50 -0600
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[sorry 'bout the late reply, had some catching up to do]
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 02:36:14AM +0000, John Klos wrote:
> >>Sorry, but we don't care. m68k has now missed 3 Debian releases
> >>running. That's over 6 years! We should not continue pandering to the
> >>insane idea that m68k is ever going to release with Debian again. This
> >>package has been RC-buggy since approximately forever and should just
> >>be dropped from the archive. Providing convenience for the
> >>vanishingly-small number of remaining m68k users is not a good enough
> There has always been and always will be people who are hostile
> towards non-mainstream. Luckily for Debian, Steve is in the
> minority. All of the other GNU/Linux distros have become commercial
> entities which attempt to distringuish themselves from each other
> gratuitously, but hopefully that will never happen to Debian.
> Other people in Debian recognize that supporting multiple
> architectures is desirable and improves the overall quality of the
True, but his arguments weren't false. If we want to get m68k back into
the archive, we should get it into a working state first. In six years,
that hasn't happened yet (though we've been close for about a year now;
we miss some buildd machines, but I'm trying to get that done during
The fact that m68k hasn't been part of Debian for such a long time has
also meant that updating emile has basically been impossible. As such, I
couldn't fix any bugs in it anymore.
It was also the case that emile has had some RC bugs open for a while.
That alone is reason enough to kick it out.
The fact that it's been kicked out of Debian proper also doesn't need to
mean it can't get into debian-ports...
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