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Re: Debian Archive architecture removals

On 04/05/15 at 18:04 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> (2015-05-04):
> >> I'm wondering if we could find a way to accomodate those architectures
> >> in an official way, while still limiting the impact on ftpmasters and
> >> other teams. I'm not entirely clear on the status of debian-ports.org,
> >> and of what the current downsides of using debian-ports are. Maybe it's
> >> just about supporting and advertising debian-ports as Debian's official
> >> way to host second-class architectures. Maybe there's more to it. What
> >> are the current downsides of moving hurd-i386 and sparc to debian-ports?
> >
> > Last I heard about it, it was understaffed and infra was undersized +
> > needed some changes to make it possible to grow.
> >
> > This was some time ago, so I've added admin@ to make sure we get updated
> > intel on this topic.
> zumbi was working on moving debian-ports to debian.org infrastructure
> and got some of it done (the website for instance). I asked him about
> it on IRC and got this response:
> <pabs> zumbi: this mail looks like it needs a status update re
> ports.d.o [🔎] 20150504062822.GA24735@xanadu.blop.info">https://lists.debian.org/[🔎] 20150504062822.GA24735@xanadu.blop.info
> <zumbi> pabs: we had this: https://titanpad.com/debian-ports
> <zumbi> pabs: I was hoping for debcamp/debconf to be able to finish it up
> <zumbi> (however I am still unsure about if I'll be able to attend event)
> <pabs> zumbi: may I copy that into email or can you?
> <zumbi> pabs: feel free to copy it
> <zumbi> pabs: it needs someone with wanna-build database experience,
> some dsa, aurel32 (and maybe some ftp-master) to complete the work

That pad says: "As a result of current state, d-ports cannot accept more
ports". If that's still true, it would make sense to postpone dropping
hurd and sparc until this is fixed...


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