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Re: m68k not a release arch for etch; status in testing, future plans?

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 12:07:36PM +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > Moreover, there's the matter that this leaves no time for an archive-wide
> > check for toolchain /regressions/.  As we enter the freeze, i386 and amd64
> > will most likely do whole-archive rebuilds as a consistency check; if m68k's
> > toolchain is changing right up to the end, this isn't even remotely
> > possible, leaving the security team to find these regressions on their own
> > when it comes time for a security update. :/

> That's rather unlikely, the m68k patches are already separate, so they 
> won't affect another port.

Right, but they could affect the security supportability of m68k *itself* by
introducing regressions late in the freeze.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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