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Re: i586 debian port?

On Sun, Jan 03, 1999 at 04:08:23PM -0600, Ean R . Schuessler wrote:
> How about a port that was mostly symbolic links except for key packages
> and libraries. Developers who were interested in this concept could build
> packages at their option.

As we are talking about it...

We need a more sophisticated ftp setup anyway. Problems are raising:

a) We can't guarantee that we provide the source for three years currently.
b) We don't have a smart way to have "sub"ports, like i586, which falls back
   to i386 at any place.
c) The Hurd will have binary compatibility with Linux at some stage, so we
   can use such a feature there, too.

Maybe it's time to plan the big reorganizing for the next millenium?
(dpkg 2.0, new source format, arch friendly ftp setup... bug-free
distribution?? Nay.)


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