How to deal with an arch you don't have access to (pointyhat)
danny at ricin.com
Mon Jan 31 14:51:27 PST 2005
A port I maintain doesn't build on alpha 4. I have a possible solution (might
need to repeat for other modules that may have the same problem), but since I
only have i386 myself I can't test it. I would think this is not an uncommon
situation and so I wanted to ask how do port maintainers deal with this?
Of course I can PR, then wait and see how pointyhat does, then perhaps PR
again, etc. Doable but not very efficient, and I'm uncomfortable submitting
stuff that isn't tested in any way. So, what do people normally do in such
cases, try and find a guinea pig?
Or is it possible to build a port for another arch (I think not unless you
also have/use a world built for that arch)?
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