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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390 ... [or have strict arch: control? ]

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 08:18:56PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:
> > [Goswin von Brederlow]
> >> Which also avoids that packages will be unavailable on every new
> >> architecture debian introduces because the maintainer has to adjust
> >> the Architecture: line.
> >
> > I suppose it'd be nice to be able to use !foo in the Architecture: line
> > for cases where something is known not to be supportable on a
> > particular small subset of arches, through toolchain bugs or whatever.
> As a sidenote, wanna-build and buildd completly ignore the
> architecture line (apart from arch:all) and build packages anyway.

Well, somewhat :-)

they /attempt/ the build. sbuild will detect that it is not actually a
package for this architecture, and will break it off right when the
source package is extracted.

> Anything in the control file is purely informative to the buildd admin
> at this point.

No, sbuild does check more things.

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