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Re: gretl migration into testing

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 06:15:29AM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 23 January 2008 at 09:00, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
> | Hi Dirk,

> | according to http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=gretl, the 
> | only thing preventing gretl 1.7.1 from going into testing is a problem on 
> | the mipsel platform. However, it looks like the build on mipsel went ok as 
> | early as 2007/30/12.

(WTF, argh, reverse-middle-endian dates?)

> | (http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?&pkg=gretl&ver=1.7.1-1&arch=mipsel&stamp=1198998979&file=log)

> | Is there anything I/we can do?

> Not really. This really frustrates me with another R package that has failed
> to build in November (because the arch was not having all pieces in place)
> and hasn't been retried.

> One can try a mail to debian-release but as Gretl is, in the grand Debian
> sense, a fairly marginal package on which nothing else depends, chances may
> be it just gets ignored as those guys typically have to deal with bigger and
> messier transition (like C++ libraries etc) Anyway, I will CC the
> debian-release list.

> Eventually, this will sort itself out.  As I said before, an alternative is to
> provide a local repo for your users, as silly as it seems as Debian should
> just push through here.

gretl/mipsel is already in the needs-build queue, but there are a large
number of other packages in the queue due to recent problems with the mipsel
buildd.  Nothing to do here but wait for this package's turn.

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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