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ara bug suggestions & buildd states


I have some questions I would like to clarify for myself regarding some 
suggestions given within ara's [1] bug #290338 (ara: [m68k] FTBFS dh_testdir: 
I have no package to build).

Thiemo Seufer suggests forcing the package to cause dep-wait onto build by 
wanting a build-dependency which could not be satistied for that arch [m68k 
for example]. Looking at w-b states explanation [2] this will require a human 
intervention and the dependency wont be satisfied anyway. So why bother 
humans, when this can be done automatically ? What is the whole idea behind 
this suggestion, am I missing something ?

Since ara 1.0.8 has been in testing for long time, seems it has already been 
done what Goswin von Brederlow has suggested. Now, what is FTBFS and what are 
the best practices to contact the ftp-masters (obviously someone else had 
done the job for me ;-).

Anyway we have ara 1.0.9 [3] at the alioth svn which solves these things 
accordingly (e.g. one can successfully build the source package on m68k) and 
will be rebuild soon after the last ocaml transition.

[1] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/ara
[2] http://www.debian.org/devel/buildd/wanna-build-states
[3] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/ara/trunk/debian/?rev=0&sc=0

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