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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])

Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> writes:
>> - mirrror capacity (witness the sad state of amd64),
>But dropping an arch can't improve the capacity of a mirror which
>doesn't carry it, and they can always simply not carry it if they want
>to. Nor could this possibly slow release.

One of the biggest reasons provided so far against accepting amd64 is
"we don't have enough mirror space". Dropping a less-used port for a
new commonly-used one seems an easy fix here. Most of the large
mirrors currently carry all arches, hence the efforts on billie to
make it easier for people to drop the less common arches.

>> - scarce resource such as release managers, ftp admins, ...
>> if we have to look after arches that are *not really used*.
>All of whom have said that this doesn't actually slow them at all.

Well, I'll say differently. I've produced the last several sets of
woody point release CD and DVD images. Each arch produced takes
time. Reducing the sets produced would make it much easier/faster to
get this done.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back

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