Proposed removal of unbuildable binaries from lucid (

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Tue Apr 6 01:17:26 BST 2010

Hi Mario,

On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 09:53:50PM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:

> I had a proposal I'd like to hear your feedback on.  What about if at the
> start of when the Maverick repositories open up (and -N, -O etc), the same
> thing happens?  Don't copy forward any binary packages who can't build on
> the current toolchain.  This could then set precedent for not allowing
> packages that can't rebuild, period.

It's not practical to implement this as "don't copy forward", but I think it
would be a good idea to repeat this buildability check at the start of each
cycle and remove unbuildable binaries early in the cycle.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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