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Re: transition of packages into testing

Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> On to, 2007-06-21 at 14:40 -0400, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
>>     I am trying to figure out why texmacs has not entered into testing. I
>> visited http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=texmacs but there
>> I was not able to find any useful information. All it says is
>> * trying to update texmacs from 1:1.0.6-11 to 1: (candidate is
>> 31 days old)
>> * texmacs is not yet built on hppa: 1: vs 1: (missing
>> 1 binary: texmacs)
>> * texmacs is not yet built on ia64: 1:1.0.6-11 vs 1: (missing 1
>> binary: texmacs)
>> Since candidate is 31 (> 10)days old, it should be fine to enter testing.
>> Right? Can someone please explain?
> It must be at least ten days old, but that is not the only criterion.
> Another criterion is that it's built on all the architectures the
> previous version in testing is built on. It seems it's missing builds on
> hppa and ia64. You could check the buildd logs on buildd.debian.org to
> see if there's any problems.

Thanks for the reply. After posting the question, to my embarrassment, I
found out that this criterion is explained in developers-reference. I have
two other related questions. The page shows that it is not yet built for
hppa and ia64. However the last builds on ia64 is on Apr 18, and on hppa is
on May 21.

1) How can I request for a new build on ia64? or will it happen

2) How can I test the packages for these architectures when I dont have
access to machines with these processors? I have access only to i386
machines. Should I just wait till some kind soul does the grunt work of
fixing the problem? or is there anyway to debug and fix the problem from a
pentium processor machine?


Kamaraju S Kusumanchi

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