** On Jan 16, Peter Novodvorsky scribbled: > ++ 16/01/01 17:42 +0100 - Marek Habersack: > > > You don't have to compile packages for other architectures yourself, > > > either. The autobuilders do that, much easier than your or I can do it by hand. > > They don't fix bugs for me. If I want my software to work on a different > > architecture and the software has some architecture dependent things, _and_ > > I don't have machines of that architecture available, but Debian as a > > project has them, then I do need the account to make the software work OK. > > And no autobuilder will guarantee that. Please, let us not make another > > flamewar out of this issue - it was just a single argument among others (and > > not the most important one). > > There is sourceforge compile farm for this purposes, can't you use it? They have Itanium and other PCs only AFAIK, I _do_ have access to other architectures - so I wasn't completely speaking for myself, but partially I was. Besides, SF breaks recently very often (for example now I'm not able to update a single, but important, directory in the CVS for Caudium - lack of shell access to the CVSROOT). Besides, it might not be _just_ the compilation where the arch dependencies surface - it is in somes cases how the programs work under different architectures. marek -- Visit: http://caudium.net - the Caudium WebServer /* A completely unrelated fortune */ Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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