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Re: Regina and THE



On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 11:03 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> ExclusiveArch/ExcludeArch should be reserved exclusively for the cases
> where a package will not build or the built package will not work.  It's a
> "can't" marker, not "don't care to" marker. 

Hmmm. If a particular arch is disabled for those reasons, there _really_
ought to be a bug opened for it. 

The only real excuse for a long-term Exclu{de,sive}Arch: is if the
package just doesn't make _sense_ on other arches -- yaboot on i386,
lilo on ppc, etc.

People often turn off a package on some arch due to a temporary build
failure, and then just leave it off for ages. I'd really like to see a
policy of _having_ to have an open bug for such exclusions, in all cases
except the true long-term reasons.

-- 
dwmw2


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