Re: Bits from the RM
At Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:17:27 +1000,
Anthony Towns wrote:
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> On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 08:49:33AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 04:49:25PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > Also make sure to include some leg room if you depend on packages that
> > > have a tendency to be buggy (glibc, for example).
> > The new glibc has already stalled the progress into testing of a large
> > number of packages, and the number of RC bugs still seems to be going up.
> > How are we going to manage to produce a release in 6 months the face of this
> > obstacle? The last time there was this sort of breakage, it took many
> > months just to get glibc itself it sorted out.
> Yup. The difference is that this time we have a Glibc maintenance team
> that's able to work together effectively, has some experience with the
> package, and has a better understanding how important it is to get it
> fixed quickly.
AFAIK, the unresolved difficult bugs are: (1) hppa build (2) dpkg
(setjmp/longjmp) on sparc (3) NIS (will be fixed?) (4) misterious
apache on ia64 bug. Note that (3) becomes ok to revert patches, (4)
may be non-glibc bug. Well, they are still something hard work. :-)
My concern is (1) hppa build. If we can't get hppa glibc, we may need
to drop it finally...