[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#777084: open-iscsi-udeb: please build the udeb on x32

Christian Seiler christian at iwakd.de
Sun Oct 2 10:46:36 UTC 2016

Hi Adam,

since it's been 10 months and I haven't heard back, I'd like to gently
ping you on this?

On 11/12/2015 01:41 AM, Christian Seiler wrote:
> The problem I see is that if I add the string "x32" to the list of
> architectures for the udeb, src:open-iscsi will build a binary package
> on an architecture that is not installable at all (because dependencies
> can't be resolved). If x32 were to become an official release
> architecture tomorrow, this would immediately prevent testing migration
> of the open-iscsi package. Of course, it currently isn't, and solving
> the question about what to do with the kernel is probably a
> prerequisite to making it a release architecture, so the danger there
> is probably very slim.
> Still, I'm kind of hesitant to add something to the package that could
> blow up some time in the future. On the other hand, I want to support
> porting efforts and do understand that sometimes things like this can
> be chicken-or-egg problems (i.e. you need to have a sufficiently
> diverse set of udebs to be actually able to work on d-i support for the
> specific port and test things).
> Since I don't see a clear-cut answer, I'm going to defer to you here,
> since you are working on the port. If you say that it helps you in
> your efforts to just have this in the archive, even though on the not
> yet official x32 architecture the package is not installable, I'll
> add it to debian/control and close this bug. The other possibility
> would be to block this bug against some other bug that tracks x32 d-i
> work. Please tell me which way you'd prefer.


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