Re: Modconf is still busted
"Christian T. Steigies" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2000 at 11:46:25AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > I see there isn't a 2.2.12 tag yet... so I would propose, even though
> > we're working on 2.2.12, that you go ahead and build 2.2.11 for m68k.
> > We don't have m68k boot floppies at *all* in the potato archive, and
> > that is a nasty problem.
> I know, don't worry, unless my machine fries, I will upload that on tuesday
> (no way to send 50MB over the phone...). I will use two patches, which are
> present only in 2.2.12, I hope nobody minds? You will never notice, one is
> the patch for modconf (I think the bug is still there in 2.2.11?), the other
> is strictly m68k/mac specific, to use a new ersion of the bootloader. Maybe
> I should make a tag for this (I commited the m68k/mac patch yesterday)?
> Will have to find out how to do that on tuesday. But then I think potato
> will have bf >=2.2.12 anyway :-)
Just either go with the newest release, or, if you have to make
changes, then make a new tag, changelogs, etc for 2.2.13 . I do not
one one boot-floppies version claiming to be a version# that it is
now. I would rather have another source upload....
> What about the pathcmd bug I reported? I still don't get a pmac-fdisk
> manpage, either the package is installed into the archive, or (better) this
> bug is fixed.
I guess you're saying you don't have the skills to fix it?
I'll take a look...
> Besides that, I see only one very nasty problem with m68k, amiga-fdisk, not
> related to the boot-floppies, only the binary does not work. I can't reach
> the upstream author, nor do I have any idea or time to fix this.
Have you filed an RC bug? Joel Klecker <email@example.com> mentioned
something about this -- possibly contact him.
> Would it be ok to hack the slink package to go into potato? I also
> did that with another critical package in slink and nobody
> complained (util-linux, is fixed now). Without a working
> amiga-fdisk amiga users can not partition harddisks under linux,
> which is not critical but still quite bad.
Yeah, for sure you can do an NMU if you have to. Requirements for
boot-floppies are critical, and the ftpmaster has so far been very
> Till now I received several success reports from amiga and mac users (and
> VME?), so we are in pretty good shape, except for the docs...
Glad to hear that.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>