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Re: Bug#730258: please add arch-specific BTS tags

On Sun, 24 Nov 2013, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 5:53 AM, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > These are the list of ports that I see:
> I would strongly suggest not hardcoding this list and instead
> harvesting the Architecture fields of the Release files for oldstable
> -> experimental on ftp.d.o, ftp.d-p.o and maybe archive.d.o.
> We have made this mistake and similar ones (usually hardcoding release
> codenames) in the QA infrastructure and it has bitten us hard in the
> past. Lets not make that mistake here.

The list will be hardcoded, because it has to live in the Debbugs
configuration file, and tags shouldn't disappear just because
debian-ports or debian has dropped an architecture. That said, I was
planning on setting it up so that I at least was notified when the set
from cannonical location changed.

> The release files are the closest to a canonical list of ports. There
> are other ports out there not maintained on d-p.o (like the Interix or
> Solaris ones for example) but I don't think we need to bother about
> those until they move closer to Debian.


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