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

On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 07:30:15PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:

> On Saturday 14 October 2006 12:51, Wookey wrote:
> > Nevertheless I think it is clear that we do need mechanisms to keep
> > the load and package set appropriate for slower arches. If we design
> > the mechanism properly I would hope it could be useful for various
> > categorisation/subsetting purposes within debian.
> Isn't it up to the maintainer to say $package is not suited for $architecture? 
> And aren't maintainers happy to receive hints (e.g. from porters or users of 
> a certain package), which specific package is not suited for a specific 
> architecture?

IMHO, Wookeys intention was to change the release scheme to something that
not all packages are considered as a release criteria as a whole, although
some packages can be built, but a rather useless except for academic proof
of being able to built (and catch some errors). 
Excluding archs from Arch: list wasn't the intention of Wookey as I
understand him. 

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