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Re: armel/armhf in stretch LTS

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 09:07:45PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:02:59PM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:40:53AM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> >>...
> >> also, https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/ since more than a year explained that
> >> jessie LTS would not support arm64, so again, plenty of warning.
> >>...
> >
> >Speaking about advance-warning, please remove armel and armhf from the 
> >list of architectures planned for stretch LTS.
> >
> >Building armel or armhf in stretch on armv8 hardware is untested,
> >and for armhf there are known problems in unstable.
> >
> >The current 32bit armv7 builders are scheduld to be decommissioned
> >by DSA after the non-LTS lifetime of stretch, there won't be any
> >buildds suitable for building armel/armhf for stretch LTS.
> This is utterly premature and unwarranted. Don't be ridiculous.

Personal attacks don't change the facts.

> So long as there are people interested enough in LTS for those
> architectures to cover the work and costs, there's no reason to stop.

"work" would include that there have to be buildds running and 
maintained outside the Debian infrastructure.

"work" would also include that every package built by these buildds will 
have to be manually signed by a DD before it can enter stretch-security,
similar to what is currently done for kfreebsd-*.

This would not be completely imposible, but an order of magnitude
more "work and costs" than for an architecture that has normal
DSA-maintained buildds.



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