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Re: RFC: Better portability for package maintainers

Em Sex, 2006-05-19 às 17:52 -0700, Erast Benson escreveu:
> is platform independent and just works. And if Debian's meta-information
> introduces problem for package which compiles and runs just fine from
> out of upstream tarball on non-glibc ports than maintainer might be
> interested to fix it, otherwise "Architecture: any" doesn't make much
> sense in its debian/control file.

Our Architecture: field is about the arches that Debian itself supports.
If the meaning was broad as you describe, would we have to make sure our
packages build on MS DOS?

I'll agree with Josselin here: Debian is a GNU operatig system, not a
POSIX OS. If there are porting problems which are specific to Nexenta
and you want them to be integrated, you can provide patches. Or you can
port the GNU libc to Nexenta (and, after this happens, you can even
integrate Nexenta into Debian, why not?).

I do care about Free Software principles, but my time for working on
Debian is very limited these days, and porting my packages to an
"unsupported" architecture is not very high in my priorities list.

See you,

Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>

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