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Re: why is amd64 still separate?

Adam Stiles <adam@priceengines.co.uk> writes:

> On Tuesday 06 December 2005 13:15, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Matthias Julius <lists@julius-net.net> writes:
>> > Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
>> >> It's deemed necessary to split the archive into popular/less-popular
>> >> architectures before any more can be added -- not just amd64. The
>> >> current single archive is too big for mirrors. That work is in progress.
>> >
>> > I don't understand the problem there.  Each mirror already can decide
>> > which architectures to mirror.
>> >
>> > Matthias
>> The first argument is: All primary mirrors must have all archs.
>> The second: Excluding archs is to hard for mirror admins, they will
>> drop debian complety instead of excluding archs.
>> Both arguments I can't agree with and some primary mirrors already
>> droped archs. But that were the reasons given.
>> MfG
>>         Goswin
> I can see real benefits in the idea of supporting many architectures, but of 
> course this means more to look after.  Problems with a package on one 
> architecture can hold up its release in other architectures.  It's all rather 
> like cooking a big meal:  the more items you have on the stove, the harder it 
> gets to time everything so it all comes ready at once.  

Which is completly irelevant to the topic.


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