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Re: Status of 'sarge' for the amd64 architecture

On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 04:24:28PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 12:26:45AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > Well, the other big ones would be the installer, being synced up on sources,
> > and the ability to do point releases.  It seems the first two are addressed,
> > and the third seems to be more or less the same question as that of security
> > support -- whether the people involved are willing to coordinate with an
> > externally-hosted repo when doing updates.

> A silly question to you as release manager:

> What exactly are the technical reasons why amd64 can't simply be shipped 
> as 12th architecture with sarge?

We are already running into size constraints (on an ongoing basis) with our
mirrors due to the size of the archive.  Some of our mirrors have had to
choose between distributing Debian and distributing other stuff -- some pick
one, some pick the other, but in either case it's bad for the users.  The
ftpmasters believe it is not in our interest to exacerbate this situation by
adding another arch before a sensible per-arch partial mirroring solution is
in place.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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