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Re: BTS usertags: user debian-68k@l.d.o or debian-m68k@l.d.o for m68k?

Am 20.12.2017 um 00:40 schrieb Christian T. Steigies:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:57:16AM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> Yes, please. I assume that m68k-build@nocrew.org is the historic
>> mailing list for Debian's m68k porters. Christian will most
>> likely know this.
> IIRC, mailing lists where not even invented when I joined m68k...

Mailing lists predate m68k by a few decades, I'm sure. Anyway, we did
not use the Debian lists infrastructure in the beginning.

> We coordinated by picking from a list of needs-build packages prepared by
> James every day. nocrew definetely sounds like an address that James used in
> those days, nearly 20 years ago?

Yes, that was the list coordinating the autobuilders - James ran that
one (and AFAIR he wrote a great deal of buildd and wanna-build and the
infrastructure feeding into the build database). Haven't heard from
James in a long time though.

Having access to the m68k-build archive would be nice but that's
probably long lost.

> IMHO, we should have used debian-m68k from the beginning, but it is too late
> to switch.

I remember there were some heated discussions about the list name, and
it was decided to stick with debian-68k. We had too much time on our
hands back then, clearly. Happy days...

I don't see why a list alias can't be used to collect mail coming in on
the old list name (or the new, more logical one if that's easier on the
sites archiving the list).



> Christian

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