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kicking non-free archive out without a vote [Re: Package Reorganisations]

Richard Braakman wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 03:01:45PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > Since a fixed libforms0.89 was uploaded on 14 Sep 2000, I think
> > we are heading for major problems as long as contrib and non-free
> > packages aren't autobuilt.
> Not necessarily.  The package will be removed from testing if it doesn't
> get recompiled.  I don't think that's a major problem. 

That's rich.  It's not a major problem for you, but it's exactly
what I meant.

>                                                         It just
> means that people who want specific contrib and non-free
> packages to stay in testing will have to make sure they get
> updated in time.  Richard Braakman

And how are we supposed to do that?  I need access to machines
running woody or unstable on alpha, sparc, m68k and powerpc
(unless I learn how to tell dpkg-buildpackage to pretend it's
running other arches)

 sparc -> vore.debian.org
 powerpc -> voltaire.debian.org
 m68k -> ?
 alpha -> ?

I guess I can build on parc and powerpc, then remove m68k and
alpha from the `Architecture:' field and re-upload if I want to
save my package.

This is _effectively_ getting non-free off the archives without a

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