Everything is on master now!
I took a couple of hours today, and moved all of the .deb files from beezer
to master's hamm trees. Chris and I have been talking via email, and this is
something we agreed was the right thing to do. It gets "our best efforts to
date" out where new folks are likely to look first, and is a *big* step
towards getting our act together for the next Debian release.
Some of these .deb files were built with alpha-specific patches that are not
reflected in the source files of the same version. This isn't good, but since
many of the .deb files on master already had the same problem, we decided that
being pedantic wasn't worthwhile at this point. However, since we certainly
don't want a stable release to include .deb files of such dubious "rightness",
I created a timestamp file ~bdale/debian-alpha-epoch on master to record the
time that I finished this operation. It is my hope that when Debian 2.0 gets
released, that all of the .deb files in the binary-alpha trees under hamm
will have timestamps later than this file, and will have been uploaded the
normal way, in sync with their respective sources.
So, as soon as the mirrors update themselves, installing or updating an alpha
system should be *much* easier...
Chris is likely to freshen beezer's archive to eliminate stuff that is now
on master. We both agree that using beezer as a place to host new builds
that deserve more testing before being uploaded to master is a good thing, but
I'm going to try to be vigilant about making sure that we don't delay too long
in getting fresh bits to master... I don't want to have to go through what I
did today again any time soon!
I'm freshening my mirror master now, and am logging the transactions. For
amusement value, I'll post the log here when the mirroring finishes.
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