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building non-free packages on debian.org machines? (was: [Help] Please compile clustalw on architectures ia64, mips, mipsel, s390 and m68k)

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:

> [Charles Plessy]
>> Clustal W and Clustal X are the most popular software for multiple
>> alignment of biological sequences. Their source package was NMUed during
>> the lesstif transition, but not built on enough architectures, and was
>> therefore removed from testing.
>> http://packages.qa.debian.org/c/clustalw.html
> Ah, the pain with no autobuilders for non-free packages.  You will
> have to find a developer with access to all of the architectures ia64,
> mips, mipsel and s390 (m68k is ignored), and get them to build
> binaries of the package.  

Am I correct that it's not appreciated to build the package on the
debian.org machines?  Unfortunately, this is kind of unclear in the
Machine Usage Policy.  The only thing that comes near is 

| Avoid running processes that are abusive in CPU or memory. If
| necessary the DSA's will reap up such processes without warning.

Of course in many cases it would be needed to ask the DSA people to
install the required build-deps, but before I ask I'd rather know
whether it's allowed at all.

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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