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Re: When will amd64 be allowed in sid?

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 12:17:30PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> On 2004-05-06 11:49 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 10:49:43AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > > Since package growth is exponential, but adding a new architecture
> > > only proportional in required extra space, I don't really regard lack
> > > of mirror space as a valid argument. Or am I fundamentally wrong here?
> > 
> > Adding new architectures makes the problem worse than it already is.
> Sure, but I don't see why e. g. hppa and m68k should be worth "making
> the problem worse", but amd64 should not.

It's much easier (politically) to delay a new architecture than to drop
an existing one.

> > Mirror space isn't just Debian's problem. We could buy some more hard
> > disks; but that won't solve the problem, unless you suggest buying extra
> > hard disks for all Debian mirrors worldwide.
> They have to do anyway if they want to keep up with sid's exponential
> growth. And I think not every mirror is required to mirror _all_
> architectures.

That's the work that's in progress! When it's done, I understand amd64
will be accepted in short order.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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