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Re: Discarding uploaded binary packages

On 17.10.2012 21:49, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:30:38AM -0700, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> writes:
>>> Its for after wheezy, definitely. Also, there are some open issues to
>>> be solved for this to happen. The most important is being able to deal
>>> with arch all packages. And worse - arch all packages able to build
>>> only on certain architectures. But thats outside dak and my area. Goto
>>> the buildd/wanna-build people to help for that.
>> Also remeber, there are packages like cmucl that can only be built by the
>> same upstream release of itself and can currently survive in Debian 
>> because the maintainer can upload a bootstrapped binary package along the
>> source
> Which is, frankly, an absurd requirement.  Someone should fix this package 
> to bootstrap properly, and if disallowing binary uploads forces the issue, 
> that's a good thing.

you know better. The last one I did identify is eigenbase-resgen. Others that
come to mind are fpc, mlton, ... and adding new features / packages to the GNU
toolchain requires manual interaction for glibc/gcc uploads, which can't be
done with source only uploads.


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