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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ... (Was: [Fwd: Re: GTK+2.0 2.6.2-3 and buildds running out of space])

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > There isn't any evidence I've seen that these arch's actually slow
> > down the release.
> Getting debian-installer working across all architectures was certainly
> an issue at one time, though that time passed a few months ago.

Well, if the installer ever holds etch, we can think about it.  Right now,
the installer is not even semi-close to being the worst problem.

> Also, really huge stuff, like KDE, cannot be uploaded as frequently as
> perhaps the maintainers would like because it kills the slower buildd's
> for a few days.

The answer to that is to setup a dist-cc cluster for these archs, where only
the master node is in the slow arch, and everything else is a fast arch.
i.e. far stricter buildd requirements would fix it.  Even mirror space
problems can be fixed without dropping an arch.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  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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