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Re: i386-only packages: porting bugs "wishlist"?

On Tue, 03 Apr 2001, Camm Maguire wrote:
> Greetings!  If an upstream package knowingly depends on
> architecture-specific assembler code and kernel features and has not
> been ported by upstream for non-x86 architectures, nor is intended to
> be ported by upstream in the foreseeable future, can't bugs along the
> lines of "doesn't build on arch ..." be downgraded from serious to
> wishlist?  gcl is the package in question -- maxima depends on it, it

Only if you correctly stated for which archs the package should be built in
its control file AFAIK.  Also, any packages that depend on this package
should probably have the archs they are to be built for restricted in their
control files.

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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