Considering change of Architecture: all builders for next release cycle

Stéphane Graber stgraber at
Fri Oct 3 15:21:48 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 03, 2014 at 02:42:06PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Hi,
> We've always built "Architecture: all" packages as part of our i386
> builds.  This is beginning to look a bit outdated.  A few packages have
> had difficulty building their architecture-independent components on
> amd64 (usually due to address space limits, I think).  Debian is working
> on Architecture: all autobuilding - it's traditionally been done by the
> developer, but source-only uploads require autobuilding - and my
> understanding is that this is likely to be done on amd64 buildds.
> Building these on amd64 would make no difference to our capacity - all
> our amd64 and i386 builders are shared nowadays anyway - but it's more
> forward-looking and might help a few more packages build cleanly.
> Launchpad only lets us set this when initialising a new series, so we're
> coming close to a decision point.  What would people think about
> switching this to amd64 when we initialise the 15.04 series?


> Thanks,
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> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
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Stéphane Graber
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