Re: debian-arm bug squashing party continues
On 2006-10-09 00:58 +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
Last week's BSP was not huegely well-attended, although we did make
some progress, with at least the problem-set a lot better defined.
It is still urgent to try and get arm in better shape and fix blocking
biugs which mean that for example gnome and evince are not
installable, and almost nothing java-related works or builds.
So, everyone who had an excuse last weekend, please try to spend some
time this weekend and next week.
The current status is here:
The most serious problem is gij (ecj-bootstrap). see #387875 for the
If we could make that work, a huge pile of stuff would sort itself
out. It seems that no-one uses free java on arm, and that people with
relevant expertise are very thin on the ground. I have hassled people
I think may be able to help, but more effort needs to be applied. I'm
sure if we all prod it enough we should be able to make some progress.
If you know anyone who could help - try leaning on them please :-)
Someone must understand this stuff!
jikes (which for some packages is a valid alternative to gij) has had
some progress made (see #230601) but is not yet actually working. C++
expertise needed here.
There are a host of simpler build problems to work on too, if the java
stuff is too scary then try some of the others.
so please come along to #debian-arm
or look at the resources and do your bit, otherwise an etch release
with arm in it is looking unlikely.
Buildd status, with links to failures.
shows how many other arches it did build on:
USeful for info on current versions and bugs:
Current uninstalable issues:
Why is package X not in testing:
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