Re: When will amd64 join sid? [Was: Re: gcc default for amd64 (Re: Bug#250174: gcc-3.3: Miscompilation of Objective-C code on amd64.)]
On Sat, 22 May 2004, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Michael Banck <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 12:59:41AM +0200, Frederik Schueler wrote:
> >> Why should we not go into sid within the next days? what is keeping us
> >> out of it?
> > Well, the mirrors are getting restructered to allow for less-than-all
> > architectures to be mirrored. Then, consensus seemed to be that amd64
> Who says so? Who is working on that? What has still to be done?
Well, ftp-master, ftp-master, sarge being released are my semi-informed
guesses. I don't think there is going to be any restructuring until after
sarge release, and there is a hold on new arches until that happens.
> I also, without further details, see this argument as pure
> rubish. There are many less-than-all architectures mirrors in
> existance so this is nothing new and nothing that needs to be invented
> first. So whats realy going on?
Having actually sat down and discussed this with the ftpmasters, no, this
argument isn't rubbish. Every arch/gig added is a bigger strain on mirrors
and leads to mirrors dropping either debian or other valuable community
resources. I'll ask around a little and see what the current consensus is
wearing my mirror admin hat.
It might be possible that debian-amd64 gets an exception to this, given
that we have a well-managed port that is up to date and there is big
public demand for it. But I wouldn't bet on it.