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Re: Debian ports [was: Re: Weirdness in "apt-get upgrade"]

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Brian Nelson wrote:
>> Presumably, woody's release has been delayed for months due to
>> problems with hppa while devs tried to find access to an hppa machine
>> for testing.
> That's a rather odd presumption. Do you real debian-devel-announce? You
> can find out exactly what kept debian from releasing on any given month.
> Hint: You won't find any desperate calls for hppa machines since all
> debian developers have ready access to them.

Well, I'm not a dev and I could be wrong, but I seem to remember lots
and lots of RC bugs a few months ago were due to packages failing to
build on hppa.  Looking at the old RC bug reports, this appears to be
true.  Since all of those bugs had to be fixed, I can only assume it
took quite a lot of time and delayed the release.

And, having remote access to a machine isn't the same as having one
sitting on your desk.  Using a machine remotely is a pain, especially if
you have a slow connection, there's a lot of latency, the machine is
under heavy load, etc.

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com>

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