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Re: Please allow the migration of the packages stalled in the MIPS buildd backlog.

What about simply decoupling mips/mipsel's version numbers so an out of date package on mips(el) doesn't stall out the rest of the testing. Having (somewhat) setup britney/update_out to generate testing for m68k, it should just be a matter of adding of adding mips and mipsels, to the proper lists in update_out.py. As it stand armel uses this (hence why in update_excuses it says Ignoring armel dependency).

As I haven't fully gotten britney running, there could obviously be a big problem, but it might be a fessible way to allow mips/mipsel to have testing, and not break everyone else.

On Sun, 2 Mar 2008, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 18:57:03 +0100
From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Please allow the migration of the packages stalled in the MIPS
    buildd backlog.
Resent-Date: Sun,  2 Mar 2008 19:26:18 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

On 02/03/08 at 23:34 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
I have not asked MIPS to be removed from the list of released
architectures. I have asked testing migration to be uncoupled from MIPS
building while the buildds are suffering. In a previous thread it has
been suggested that this operation requires a minimal amount of work.

It requires a minimal amount of work to remove mips from the
architectures considered for testing transitions. On the other hand, it
requires a lot of work if we still want to release with mips after that,
because from that point, testing and testing-mips will start diverging.
Getting them back in sync will be really hard, and actually, it's likely
to cause us to release without mips.

So, even if it would be better to have testing be in good state, it's
not a release blocker yet, and developers should concentrate on fixing
bugs. Users can use testing + apt pinning. I use that on all my !stable
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