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Re: alpha and hppa removal from unstable/experimental

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Mark Hymers <mhy@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> As mentioned in the recent ftp-team meeting minutes, we're planning to
> remove alpha and hppa from unstable.  They were removed from testing
> before the squeeze release and there's no sign that they will be release
> architectures for wheezy.  As such, we're planning to remove them from
> unstable and experimental in the next few days.  buildd support for
> unstable and experimental will also be ended at that time, but will
> obviously continue for lenny updates / security builds.
> Before we remove the architectures, archives will be taken for anyone
> who wants to take a copy of the dump to use elsewhere.  These dumps will
> be made available on request.

Just curious:
1) what's the cost of letting the unstable buildds run on a "don't
care" basis? (question which I asked before and which remained
unanswered afaik)
2) what's up with the FTPmasters' minutes which stated the hppa
archive would be moved to debian-ports?
3) shouldn't such a decision (the removal of an arch from the archive)
be voted on, instead of being the arbitrary ruling of a couple of DDs?
Or did I miss the bit that said "not releasing in time equals archive


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