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Re: StrongARM tactics

Steve Langasek wrote:
> > -grub2: !hppa !ia64 m68k						      # bootloader
> > +grub2: !hppa !ia64 !m68k !alpha !mips !mipsel !s390 !sparc	      # bootloader for i386/powerpc [?]

Is a P-a-s entry some sort of a final verdict? I don't think it makes
sense to attempt builds of a package for some years when it is known
to fail. (Years might not be true for grub2, an example which comes to
mind is gwydion-dylan.)

> > +ree: i386 amd64 ia64 kfreebsd-i386 hurd-i386			      # reads ROM from /dev/mem, i386/amd64/ia64-specific
> The description says this package "can also extract font data from video
> card ROMs."  Are we certain this is specific to i386/amd64/ia64?

At least for mips/mipsel reading /dev/mem with a PC-like hardcoded
offset won't yield anything useful.

> > +rootskel-gtk: alpha amd64 i386 powerpc sparc			      # [ANAIS] udeb for graphical debian-installer
> Just because it's only built for these archs now doesn't mean this has to be
> true long-term.



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