Big update tonight
We are getting close to potato. Looks like there will be at least 4
more weeks of freeze for us to finish up.
There should be a large update of packages tonight. I rebuilt all the
potato packages that accidentally went into woody and forced them
into potato. 'orbit' didn't make it, but I will get a fixed orbit
in there soon.
I can't figure out how to make an ARM specific console-data to fix
that problem. (Its an 'all' package.) Hopefully the maintainer will
fix our issue or there will be an open season for NMUs soon.
The 2.2.7 boot-floppies are still not usable for ARM installs. They can
be made to work, but they have lots of traps (like it ruins root's
password when you set one in the installation and you can't su ever
again.) 2.2.7 is much closer than 2.2.6, but still not ready.
I'll build a new 2.2.7 with all the updated packages, but it looks
like the problems aren't arm specific so maybe 2.2.8.
One issue that could use help, the task-* packages that are used to
select sets of packages refer to packages not ported to arm. If
someone could look through those and make a hot list for packages to
port that would be helpful. (e.g. you can't install task-gnome-apps
becuase it needs gtop and eeyes. Two rather peripheral packages with
small problems, but they suddenly become important by blocking the
Jim Studt, President
The Federated Software Group, Inc.