Bug#800546: guymager: please add arm64

Edmund Grimley Evans edmund.grimley.evans at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 09:24:54 UTC 2017

> Why I don't use "Architecture: any" in guymager is that its
> Build-Dependency libguytools2 is known to support only those
> architectures:
>   Architecture: i386 amd64 powerpc armhf arm64
> If I'm using "Architecture: any" in guymager and it fails to build
> on those unsupported architectures then it needs extra steps to
> avoid RC bugs/autoremovals, nor?

I think it would be all right. Firstly, there is a difference between
"fails to build" and "BD-Uninstallable" (build dependencies were not
satisfied). Secondly, it is only a bug or an obstacle to migration, as
I understand it, when a package which was previously built
successfully later fails to build. If you look at
you'll see that there are currently 90 BD-Uninstallable and 129
Build-Attempted packages on that architecture. Click on the package
"love", then on "Tracker", and you'll see that "love", which is
"Architecture: any" but can't be built on arm64 because we don't yet
have luajit, has still successfully migrated to stable and testing on
the architectures where it can be built. So I think you can make your
package "Architecture: any" without suffering any inconvenience, and
it might be more convenient in the long run to do that. However, I am
not a DD and have never myself maintained a Debian package so I could
be wrong.

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