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Re: core-updates, next release, and all that

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: core-updates, next release, and all that
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:10:27 +0200
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:
>> On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 06:27:12PM +0200, Andreas Enge wrote:
>>> Indeed. After disabling this one test, the package builds on my mips 
>>> machine.
>>> I pushed and will start a new evaluation of core-updates.
>> Drawback: This essentially recompiles all of core-updates.
> Not OK.
>> If we consider mips64el as a "release critical" architecture in Debian
>> parlance, I would say we have no choice. Otherwise, we could also
>> revert my commit and merge core-updates now.
> What about reverting, and instead modifying in a mips64el conditional?
> As in:
>   (arguments
>     `(#:phases (modify-phases %standard-phases
>                  ,@(if (string-prefix? "mips64el" (%current-system))
>                        '((add-before 'check 'disable-the-thing …))
>                        '())
>                  …)))

I pushed something along these lines as
8b732bf6d93ad2cb529c3c5f886efe2625c5fb72, and also canceled the previous
evaluation builds and started a new evaluation.

Hopefully that will allow us to merge core-updates more quickly!


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