Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com> writes:
> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> The point is that the ftpmasters don't want to play host to various
>> ports that *aren't* yet matured to the point of usability, where "being
>> able to run a buildd" is regarded as a key element of usability in the
>> port bootstrapping process. The amd64 team have certainly shown that
>> it's possible to get to that point without being distributed from the
>> main debian.org mirror network.
> Speaking of the mirror network is a red-herring. Mirrors are not
> forced to distribute every arch; they can and should eliminate archs
> they aren't interested in distributing.
They are. That is mirror policy for primary mirrors. That is the
reason why amd64 is not in sid and consequently not in sarge.
Instead of dropping archs from debian mirrors should be allowed to do
partial mirrors. That would solve the space and bandwith problems for
mirrors without adverse effects to the project as such.