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Re: Bug#629385: Request for TC to rule on a course of action for, supporting build-arch

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 11:30:55AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net> writes:
> > As pointed out earlier, only packages building both arch:all and
> > non-arch:all packages benefit from this.  With this in mind, we can
> > "trivially" create a new lintian tag that finds source packages building
> > arch:all + non-arch:all packages without build-{arch,indep} targets.
> > My proposal is, implement the above mentioned lintian tag and make a
> > release goal focusing on fixing all packages emitting this tag.
> > Basically this is a weaker version of (4) and we can start on it now
> > without hardly any consequences.
> >   Should a better solution be chosen before we are done with fixing
> > these packages, we can trivially cancel the release goal and remove the
> > lintian tag.  Particularly, we are not left with a lot of RC buggy
> > packages nor will we have a new field that suddenly became redundant
> > etc.
> I certainly don't see any drawbacks to doing this independent of whatever
> else is going on.  It won't hurt, and it could very well make any
> long-term solution to the problem easier.

I can certainly look into implementing this in addition.  In the
meantime, has the committee reached a decision regarding the
original question posed?  It's been several months now without
it being possible to take any action, in the absence of an actual
decision.  Apologies if I've missed this.

Many thanks,

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