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Re: Packages getting marked not-for-us

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 12:33:58AM -0400, Michael Casadevall wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like a pretty bad idea to NFU software
> that can be compiled on an architecture even if it doesn't seem that useful.
> I have the X11 libraries on my NSLU2, which lacks any graphical output, but
> I use it as an X11 server.

The argument for not building various packages on s390 is that s390 has *no
hardware*, so anything that depends on local hardware to be useful has no
purpose on s390.

That doesn't apply for hpodder, which is not a hardware interface; but
that's a plausible explanation for why the package was put in NFU, if the
buildd maintainer thought it was hardware-dependent.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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