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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.



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.


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.




Phil Wyett <kathenas>


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