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Re: possible compromise for ITP: linux?

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Santiago Vila wrote:

> If Robert is such an incompetent developer as some people say and the
> package does not build on the 11 different architectures, then the
> package will not propagate to testing and the world will be safe from
> the disaster.

You misunderstand how testing works.

If a *new* package doesn't build on some arch, it won't be held up from
testing because of it.

It's only when an *existing* package that *previously* built on some arch, and
now it doesn't, that testing will ignore it.

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