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Re: Bug#248043: Debian AMD64 Port Ready

On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 06:39:58AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Chris Cheney wrote:
> > We are proud to announce the Debian AMD64 port is ready for inclusion in
>                            ^^^
> I've heard that there were two ports, a pure and a mixed one.  So,
> which one is yours and how can it be "the" Debian AMD64 port?

It's the pure AMD64 port. It's "the" Debian AMD64 port, because no other
serious effort has been undertaken yet.

> > Sid. The port is currently at 97% compiled with most of the remaining
> > packages having FTBFS RC bugs filed for unrelated reasons. We have also
> > finished debian-installer for the AMD64 port and generate daily builds.
> > All that still remains to be done is for dpkg to include the amd64
> > patch, for archive space be given to the port, and for an official
> > buildd to be setup.
> I also thought that the pure AMD64 port is technically ok, but
> worthless from a usability point of view since it is not compatible
> with AMD64 ports of other distributions.  

I was not aware of that and I guess others can comment on this better.

> If that's the case indeed, and if you are talking about the pure amd64
> port, I don't believe Debian should include it in sid.

Usually, people voice their reservations *before* others take on a
shitload of work to get something done, in order to safe on useless

Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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