[Popcon-developers] [PATCH] Report Alpha subarchitectures
Petter Reinholdtsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> [Falk Hueffner]
>> once again, here's the Alpha subarch patch. Since the release is
>> coming closer, and this information is needed to decide what to
>> support for etch+1, I would be really grateful if somebody could
>> either apply it, or tell me exactly what is wrong with it.
> As I said in #238687, I would rather leave the subarch detection and
> reporting code to some other package, and use the information provided
> by this package when reporting the subarch in popcon.
I disagree for the same reasons I mentioned in #238687, namely:
* There is currently no such package.
* It is not obvious that a general "subarch-providing" package is
sensible, since the set of subarchitectures that needs to be
differentiated depends on the task at hand (kernel, gcc, installer,
...). d-i currently does not have the required functionality for
Alpha. I also don't know whether what is provided by d-i for other
architectures is what people are really interested in.
* It would induce a huge amount of effort (creating a new package,
dragging in libdebian-installer or similar as dependency, ...) for
saving 5 lines of code.
* We should not randomly collect data from our users unless we have a
real reason to.
But if there's really firm consensus that this information absolutely
has to come from d-i, I might look into that. Maybe somebody else can