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Re: Preparing 2.2r3

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 12:49:27PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> I have made a clearer statement now.


> > As for syncing the various archs, the only architectures for which the
> > setiathome 3.03 client binary is currently available are i386, alpha,
> > and powerpc. sparc should be out soon. So for setiathome, it is not
> So we're going to wait for sparc.

The setiathome folks just released sparc (only one month late). I've
uploaded the new version just now. I'll try to build for alpha, sparc
& powerpc and have it in incoming soon.

> > possible to sync all archs. I think an exception has to be made. I
> Then a different solution has to be found like removing some packages
> from potato.
> You say: a) old version are unable to connect - thus don't work
>          b) not all versions are available
> This leaves arm and m68k (and potentially sparc) dysfunctional.
> In that case non-working versions should be removed, no?

I agree with your conclusion. Yes, I will file bugs on ftp.d.o to
remove the arm & m68k versions from stable. When you try to install
the setiathome for the stable arm or m68k archs, the postinst
currently says that the arch is not supported. However, it is best to
remove them completely from the archive.

> > will try to find a powerpc machine to build 3.03-2 and upload soon.
> > This is a popular package in the contrib section, and I get many
> > reports of people running stable and having the install break.
> That's all nice and dandy, but please also accept my strong
> believe that versions should be in sync.

I do accept your strong belief that versions should be in sync!
setiathome is, I believe an exception, in that it has not been ported
upstream to all available debian archs.


Gopal Narayanan <gopal@debian.org> <gopal@astro.umass.edu>
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Dept. of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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