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Re: Help needed with architectures getting ignored

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 01:37:30PM +1000, Andree Leidenfrost wrote:
> Dear mentors,
> My packages with explicit architecture lists don't get built by the
> autobuilders. I have checked the Debian Policy, Developer's Reference
> and New Mainatiner's Guide and believe that the following in the control
> file should be valid and work:
> Architecture: amd64 i386 ia64
> I upload the i386 and would expect amd64 and ia64 to be built by the
> autobuilders. Alas, this is not the case. 
> As an example, while p.q.d.o clearly acknowledges that the architectures
> are amd64 i386 ia64 for my mindi package:
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mindi.html
> p.d.o has only i386:
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/mindi
> The interesting thing is that amd64.debian.net has an amd64 version
> (just not the latest, probably because of the recent transition?):
> http://amd64.debian.net/debian-amd64/pool/main/m/mindi/
> I am aware that anything but 'any' for the architecture is frowned upon,
> but I am not aware that I need to take any particular steps to get them
> auto-built just on the specified architectures. (Just for the record,
> the software in question is quite heavily tied to the IA32 architecture
> and has recently been extended to IA64 but won't work on any other
> architecture right at the moment.)
> It would be great if you could let me know what I am overlooking here
> and what I need to do to get the other architectures built by the
> autobuilders.
Your package is listed in packages-arch-specific:

Which means that builds are never attempted.  See the comments for who
to ask for updates.


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