Friday, 3 October 2014

Re: Considering change of Architecture: all builders for next release cycle

On Oct 03, 2014, at 04:51 PM, Colin Watson wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 11:26:18AM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> I don't suspect it's possible to accommodate that by setting a flag or
>> d/control header or some such.
>We can't make this per-package without significant infrastructure work.
>I would suspect that most cases where this kind of thing is an issue
>would have been a problem in other ways sooner or later ...

It's almost definitely not worth the extra work.

>> Or maybe an arch restriction in the DEP-8 control file for post-build
>> testing?
>DEP-8 testing is unaffected by this either way; and we already run DEP-8
>tests on both amd64 and i386, so if your example of system-image were to
>break then that would still be caught before reaching the release

Ah, so "write better tests". I like that. :)


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