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Re: Bootstrapping: list of 81 self-cycles in Debian Sid

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:41:51PM +0100, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> Hi,
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (2013-03-05 13:41:12)
> > Maybe arch:all-only source packages should be shown in a different color:
> > AIUI these do not pose a problem for bootstrapping a new Debian port, since
> > one does not need to build the source package, and just pick up the existing
> > _all.deb. They still pose a problem for bootstrapping debian from scratch, of
> > course.
> Can you give an example of a source package which you think is wrongly included
> in the list?
> The code generating that list is part of the debian bootstrap project [1] and
> as such it would be a bug if architecture:all package were required to be
> recompiled for the reason you mentioned.

In that case, rather than putting this up on a wiki page, would it be
possible to run this tool periodically and post the output somewhere
(under the debian.net or debian.org domain, preferably)?

This is interesting information, but only if kept up to date. Wiki pages
need to be updated manually, so having this run from cron every so often
would be much more interesting.

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy requires you
to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once, add a voucher, and
save on postage.

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