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New architectures/mirror architecture (Re: ppc64 port)

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 01:01:34AM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:

> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 04:13:32PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > * Chris Cheney (ccheney@cheney.cx) wrote:
> > > > How is amd64 doing ? You don't have biarch working for that ? Regardless
> > > 
> > > amd64 is almost entirely being held due to not being allowed into sid
> > > which is apparently due to lack of mirror space... :( I have two amd64
> > > systems which I would love to run Debian amd64 on whenever its ready.
> > 
> > You might be referring to 'pure64' amd64 in which case that might be
> > true.  There's more to it than that though, multiarch is still being
> > worked on with what seems to be a more accepted proposal being coded to
> > see how well it works.
> Last I had heard multiarch wasn't a factor in the amd64 port getting
> into sid, it was the fact that someone needs to rewrite the mirroring
> scripts so that current mirrors don't need to mirror all archs.

Indeed.  In fact, those who purport that multiarch is needed for amd64 only
distract from the real issues.

Speaking of which, is there any update on the mirror situation?  Is anyone
working on it, or is it waiting for someone to take up the task?  Is it only
some software that needs to be written/changed, or is there more to it?

 - mdz

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