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Re: synching non-free packages for sarge

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:10:29PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:22:54PM -0400, Aaron M. Ucko wrote:
> > For instance, until I built bsdgames-nonfree 2.16-1 (aka rogue) for
> > several of the outstanding architectures myself just now, it was up to
> > date only for my own architecture (i386 :-P) and two others (amd64 and
> > powerpc).  It's still behind on arm and mips, and has never been built
> > at all on mipsel.  I'd be happy to take care of them too, if I only
> > knew where.  (As far as I can tell, I can't log into any arm boxes at
> > all, with debussy and rameau down and elara and europa restricted.  As
> > for mips(el), casals's motd forbids manual builds and vaughan has no
> > chroots, so I seem to be out of luck there as well.  Are there any
> > machines I can use for this purpose?  If not, could the relevant
> > porters please take care of bsdgames-nonfree?  Thanks.)
> I would tend to discourage maintainers of non-free packages from seeking
> out additional porter builds at the last minute before release.  If the
> packages don't attract enough interest from users of those ports to be
> maintained on an ongoing basis, it may be better to have outdated
> binaries removed rather than shipping packages that aren't really going
> to be supported.

Yeah. Certainly James has said to me on a number of occasions that he's
more than happy to remove outdated binaries in non-free.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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