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package update lag on powerpc


I have noticed that package updates seem to take a very long time to
get installed into the powerpc tree (but not always..), for example
slocate which was broken in that it would not install when the most
recent findutils was installed has been fixed on i386 for ages, and
still is not in the powerpc tree.  I even downloaded the package
source and built it myself to see if there was some technical reason
for the delay (like not compiling) but it compiled and then installed

same thing for OpenSSH (it compiled fine) the pre24 version is still
in the powerpc tree. (which has release critical bugs...)

lftp ftp.debian.org:/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-powerpc/utils> ll slocate_*
-rw-rw-r--   1 ftp      ftp         22616 Jan 29 19:58 slocate_2.1-2.deb
lftp ftp.debian.org:/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-powerpc/utils>

lftp non-us.debian.org:/debian-non-US/dists/potato/non-US/main/binary-powerpc> ll ssh_*
-rw-rw-r--   1 ftp      ftp        242868 Jan 15 19:52 ssh_1.2.1pre24-1.deb
lftp non-us.debian.org:/debian-non-US/dists/potato/non-US/main/binary-powerpc>

this is not a flame or anything, i am just curious as to what is
causing these (somewhat annoying) delays.  is there not enough
machines to do powerpc builds on or something?

Ethan Benson

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