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Re: How should we deal with 'pointless-on-this-arch' packages?

Le Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 11:51:49AM +0100, Wookey a écrit :
> Perhaps debtags could be used as an appropriate classification
> mechanism.

Hi all,

As a maintainer of scientific packages, I agree with this idea.  I
always feel sorry to see my packages sitting in the queue of slow arches
while I am very confident that nobody will use them on such computers.

The interest with debtags is that it allows to change the policy for a
package without needing an upload or the intervention of the maintainer.
This way, the decision of not building could be taken by the maintainer,
and it could be reverted quickly by somebody else if a user requested
the package on an excluded arch.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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