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Re: A few observations about systemd

* Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala@pp1.inet.fi> [120226 20:20]:
> If someone complained about a nontrivial s390-specific problem in a
> context where I was upstream, I'd likely ignore him. In the Debian
> context, people other than porters should not be obligated to do
> significant work to resolve problems specific to fringe architectures,

It's the task of a maintainer to fix their packages. It's the task of
the porters to help the maintainers with this.

While there might be some problems originating from some architecture,
but most problems you will see and people claim to be "problems specific
to fringe architectures" are actual bugs in the program you just do not
*yet* see on your usual pet architectures. And some more because the
program is just doing some very narrowing assumptions.

Imagine how long amd64 would have taken, if people had not had years
to fix all those 64 bit bugs on alpha first (Which never really got
a mainstream architecture and where it was used was quite server-only.
Who would have guessed that fixing games to run there would have had
benefits in a so soon future?)

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