Re: Architecture usertags
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Luk Claes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> I thought I'd sent out this mail, but apparently I did that when I had
>> just reinstalled my laptop and the mailsetup wasn't working yet. Sorry
>> about that.
>> Now almost a month ago, I asked Don Armstrong to create architecture
>> tags in the BTS. I've always felt that such a thing would be useful,
>> because often porters are unaware of architecture-specific bugs, simply
>> because there's no way in the BTS to actually search for them. Having
>> such an ability could make porters of a particular architecture aware of
>> the issues that affect their architecture, and (where necessary) able to
>> help out.
> Note that porters can find many issues just by looking at the buildd.d.o
>  pages even for issues not (yet) known in the BTS for which they
> could file bugs.
Sometimes bug are arch specific. For instance a recent bug in librsvg
was due to a floatting point rounding. Under sparc the bug produce a
divide by zero, whereas under i386 it work normally. So arch tags are