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Re: testing to be implemented on ftp-master

On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 01:31:43PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Dec 19, Sam Hartman <hartmans@mit.edu> wrote:
>  >Can't you drop arm from the architecture line and drop the arm package
>  >if you fail to resolve the problem?
> I think maintainers should not be forced to know about porting problems
> on ALL debian architectures.

I agree...

> A much simpler solution would be to have on ftp-master a list of
> packages which can't currently be built for each (buggy) architecture.
> Porters could quickly update the list and everybody would be happy.

Hmm.  That's got some potential - not quite like the Not-For-Us
packages, but Not-Building-For-Us.

> And BTW, can I use "Distribution: any, !arm"?

Nope.  ! only works in build depend syntax.


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