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if you care about debian on powerpc, please react ...

Hi, ...

As some of you may have noticed, there is an ugly dispute going on between
some few d-i team members (Frans Pop and Joey Hess mostly, but Geert and
Holger also seem to support them), and which result in a over 6 month old
dispute who is not even near to being resolved, despite numerous and various
attempts to do so on my part. I have documented this issue somewhat on :


But despite these numerous attempts on my part to resolve this issue, and the
numerous patches and fixes i have provided to not let the powerpc d-i rot and
become more broken, there seem to be a clear will on the part of Frans Pop to
take the powerpc users hostage in his warfar against me, and there are a
number of patches which are now submitted since a few weeks, and which where
not applied. As an example let's take the following bug : 

  #394971: rootskel: [powerpc64] load the fan control modules.

Which was submited 29 days ago, with a patch and not commited.

Furthemore, when i did myself an upload on sunday, which included the patch
and fixed the bug report, Frans didn't incorporate the change, but reverted it

As thus, in the current conditions, i fear for the support of d-i on powerpc
for the etch release, and thus the quality of the release. I strongly urge you
all to sign the petition to get this issue solved on :


Since you are all kind of held hostage over this petty dispute, by them
stopping me to do work on d-i for powerpc, and in general wasting too much
time on this matter, time i could spend working generally on the powerpc port.


Sven Luther

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