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Re: PPA's and officially supported vs. community-supported (ports) architectures


On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 1:41 AM, Martin Pool<mbp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 2009/6/19 Celso Providelo <celso.providelo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> I understand your problem, although I find it very unlikely that we
>> will open the gates for binaries generated outside LP, because it
>> defeats a very important aspect of PPAs, trusted source -> binary
>> path.
> It is a bit strange to me that the PPAs would potentially trust
> Richard to upload source, but not trust him to upload binaries.  I
> suppose source packages have a level of auditability, perhaps after
> the fact, that binaries do not.
>> We can always fallback to the official ubuntu backports repository or
>> the debian one (which was the original way of solving this) and/or
> Can we get ppc debs into the official backports?  If so, that would be
> a good way to proceed.

Just a side note, but anything that is managed as a component of
Ubuntu is built on all architectures; *-backports are available for
all ports architectures).

>> maybe hosting the signed debs in Bzr project in LP.
> If we just want to publish the files it's easy enough to put them in
> Launchpad downloads, and in fact that's what I suggested Richard do
> for now.  But it does have the substantial drawback that it no longer
> integrates nicely with apt.
> --
> Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>
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