bugGNU Astronomy Utilities - Bugs: bug #65385, Supported architectures - Overall,...

 
 

You are not allowed to post comments on this tracker with your current authentication level.

bug #65385: Supported architectures - Overall, but Debian in mind

Submitter:  Phil Wyett <kathenas>
Submitted:  Thu 29 Feb 2024 02:17:14 AM UTC
   
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Source code Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Sat 02 Mar 2024 07:28:18 PM UTC, comment #3: 

If this is how people wish it to be. The bug can be closed with no further action.

Phil Wyett <kathenas>
Sat 02 Mar 2024 06:28:42 PM UTC, comment #2: 


The Debian package neither contains architecture dependent patches nor does debian/rules contain any architecture specific stuff.
Where do you see support burden?

Also you just have to take care of the release architectures, whereas the porter teams take care of the ports architectures and might provide patches. As they need to know which packages have problems on their architecture, I think it is better to not explicitly remove a package from their statistic.

From my point of view, the poor ftpmaster team who has to handle your RM-bugs, would have been the only ones with more work and I would like to avoid to saddle them with this :-).

Thorsten Alteholz <alteholz>
Group Member
Thu 29 Feb 2024 08:13:04 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for raising this point Phil ;-).

Looking at the builds (for example on the experimental branch from three days ago, I see that Gnuastro has successfully been built on all the ones that were attempted.

What type of development burden do you mean?

Over the years (especially in the early days of Gnuastro), I have found some interesting bugs within Gnuastro that only became visible on the 32-bit systems thanks to these Debian builds. And in fact being tested automatically on so many architectures has been one of the main motivators for packaging in Debian ;-).


Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Group administrator
Thu 29 Feb 2024 02:17:14 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi all,

Your other friendly gnuastro Debian package maintainer/uploader here. :-)

Currently, gnuastro is being built on Debian for the following architectures.

Architecture
============

alpha
amd64
arm64
armel
armhf
hppa
i386
ia64
m68k
mips64el
ppc64
ppc64el
riscv64
s390x
sh4
sparc64
x32

A great many to support. I am proposing reducing this number to the following and if
interest exists in others, they can be re-added where decided at a later date.

amd64
arm64
mips64el
ppc64
ppc64el
riscv64

This change will also remove the development/support burden of older 32-bit architectures.
Very few distributions support them these days and removing them will prevent diversion of
resources in order to take care of them.

Thoughts?

Regards

Phil

Phil Wyett <kathenas>

 

(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

No files currently attached

 

Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found

 

Carbon-Copy List
  • -email is unavailable- added by alteholz (Posted a comment)
  • -email is unavailable- added by makhlaghi (Posted a comment)
  • -email is unavailable- added by kathenas (Submitted the item)
  •  

    There are 0 votes so far. Votes easily highlight which items people would like to see resolved in priority, independently of the priority of the item set by tracker managers.

     

    No changes have been made to this item

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.13-4b48.
    Corresponding source code