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Re: FTBFS for illegal archs

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 12:21:36PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> I read the policy, I know what it says.

Okay, good :)

(it would've helped if you had mentioned the following in your original

* Jeroen:
> Please also try to make your package actually FTBFS on systems not
> supporting acpi, if that's possible, besides limiting the Architecture
> line as you've already done.

For one thing, when using dpkg-buildpackage, a package will FTBFS if the
Architecture line doesn't contain the architecture you're building on
(unless I'm mistaken, but I don't think I am).

That being said, I'm not sure this is necessary. For starters, Jeroen
included the "if that's possible" bit; but apart from that, it's not
because the ACPI interface does not exist for an architecture today that
it will never exist; it's not completely impossible that one day,
someone will make a PowerPC-based system with an ACPI interface, even if
it is unlikely. At that point, it'd be nice if the package would build
for PowerPC without /too/ much effort. And as long as it won't build on
PowerPC today, your job is done, I'd say.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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