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Re: current status of alpha in squeeze

On 29 Mar 2011, at 04:30, Michael Cree wrote:
>> To build Debian packages for the alpha architecture - in the full-blown Debian way - a wanna-build server, buildd machine(s), and an apt repository will be needed.
> Official ones exist at the moment but, as noted above, it appears they may be about to be dismantled.
> I agree that Steve Langasek is the person to contact at this stage.

No-one has yet asked me to dismantle the two official debian alpha boxes which I host, and for which I am the local admin.

I am working under the assumption that goetz, the buildd, will remain in operation until Lenny security support stops, so presumably in February next year.  Albeniz, the porter box, is presumably not being widely used any more at all.  The DSA's might be willing to let it go sooner for you guys to use in your unofficial port efforts.  If you can get someone in authority to say "yes, albeniz can go", and you have a data centre somewhere that it can be put, preferably in the UK to make transport feasible, then let me know and we can, between all of us, make arrangements to transfer the machine.  The machine is currently hosted at the Sanger Institute, which is about 10 miles south of Cambridge, just off M11 J9.


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