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Re: Problems with Debian PowerPC

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:39:39PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> This looks like a fairly likely reason:
> http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gnome-core

> For some reason the package was forced to testing even though it was not 
> available on all architectures.

> If that is the reason, then it means that Gnome is currently not 
> installable on all but 5 architectures. With powerpc probably the only one 
> very many people will really care about (though that's a steadily 
> declining number).

> It's almost certain that both the relevant package maintainer and the 
> release team are already aware of this and that it has been a conscious 
> choice to accept the breakage.

Given that the package version clearly indicates it reached testing by way
of testing-proposed-updates, I think it's unwise to assume this.  Cc:ing
debian-release for input on the uninstallability of gnome in testing.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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