Re: experimental buildd
Brian Nelson wrote:
> > Seriously Brian, with your resonning and the fact that Windows is still the
> > OS of more than 95% of today computers, why are you wasting your time with
> > GNU/Linux?
> Uhh, I'm not saying we should drop support for all non-i386
> architectures in Debian. I'm only asking why it's so important for
> experimental to be autobuilt if, in all likelihood, no one will *ever*
> use the non-i386 packages.
IMHO that's a mis-assumption.
> And, if there happens to be demand for a
> particular non-i386 package, why not build it for the needed arch and
> upload it? That would be far less effort than having to maintain
> buildd's for experimental.
Not everyone can do that. On a SGI Indy with R5000-150PC a build of
XFree86 needs about 2 Days, but X is useful on even the slowest Indy.