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Re: building crafty (non-free) automagically

On 2011-03-01, Oliver Korff <ok@xynyx.de> wrote:
> I just want to know, if there is anything, that I can do to make crafty
> (non-free) to be built on all architectures. Of cause there is a
> XS-Autobuild: yes in the control file, and the build was officially
> requested.
> https://buildd.debian.org/pkg.cgi?pkg=crafty
> It says, that auto-building works for: amd64 ia64 powerpc s390 sparc
> On: alpha, hppa, hurd-i386, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel
> autobuilding seems not to work.

Needs-Build means that no builder has come around to build it yet.  This
includes reasons like "because non-free's not important, it's only built
when there's nothing else to do" (see mips*) and "there are no non-free
autobuilders for $arch" (see the others).

> On: armel the message is: Not-For-Us, so I assume, that crafty is banned
> here.

There you'd want to mail armel@buildd for a nfu drop, if you think it's
buildable on that arch.  (nfu indicates that at one point it didn't.)

In general debian-wb-team@lists.d.o sounds like a better contact address
than d-devel@.  The page you linked shouldn't be used anymore[*],
instead https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=crafty also has
the right contact address (albeit it talks about the (web) pages only,
I think that should be fixed).

Philipp Kern

[*] But I guess it's still linked from several places.

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