random comments about secondary arch proposal

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Jun 15 11:48:09 UTC 2007

David Woodhouse <dwmw2 <at> infradead.org> writes:
> The 'doesn't build on $ARCH' bugs are generally either arch-specific
> bugs which such a packager could use ExcludeArch for and call in the
> ArchTeam, or more often than not they're actually _generic_ bugs which
> just happen to get tickled on that arch first. And yes, that kind of
> hard-to-reproduce bug is usually the 'hard' kind, but it doesn't
> necessarily require much arch-specific knowledge. Just a clue and a lot
> of coffee.

For an example of such a generic bug (a runtime failure which manifests on 
x86_64, but is just plain broken everywhere), see:
(I already attached a fix for this one.)

       Kevin Kofler

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