Re: Debian Archive architecture removals
On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 09:17:02AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> [Speaking for the debian-hurd team]
> Lucas Nussbaum, le Mon 04 May 2015 08:28:22 +0200, a écrit :
> > 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?
> That's perhaps the best question to address. Being on master just for
> being mirrored is not useful to such kinds of ports of course. In the
> current status of the Debian infrastructure, there are however a lot
> more consequences, which we can perhaps work on, so as to avoid making
> hurd-i386 and sparc essentially disappear, and perhaps at the same time
> to revive some debian-ports archs without overhead for ftp-master,
> d-release etc.. Also perhaps more easily consider removing more archs
> from master.
I completely agree. And I also agree that moving to debian-ports makes
patches harder to get merged, but if debian-ports becomes something
more official, it may get slightly easier.
> Perhaps we need a political decision here?