Re: goals for 2.6.12-2 (and beyond)
On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 22:57:34 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Andres Salomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> - get at least 5 archs successfully building; probably i386, plus some
>> combination of the archs that're already in 2.6.12-1 (powerpc,
>> ia64, sparc, alpha, s390). The more the merrier, of course.. When's
>> amd64 going to start being autobuilt, anyways?
> Oh, around 20 month ago.
> Buildd logs can be found on amd64.ftbfs.de since the buildd.d.o admin
> doesn't accept amd64 log till amd64 is officialy in sid.
Heh, yea, Frederik pointed this out to me as well (on IRC). I guess we'll
have to wait for linux-2.6 to show up on mirrors before amd64 building
will be attempted, though.
>> - add k8 images to the i386 images, after flavours are allowed to have
>> the same name. Of course, this assumes the toolchain will allow
> As in 64bit kernel for debian-i386?
>> - if we have an architecture attempting to use subarches, get that
>> working. This will probably require (aside from various fixes all over
>> the place) looking at the patches mechanism, making it work more in
>> line with what we've got wrt series..
>> - get all the missing archs included that're currently missing; that is,
>> mips, mipsel, hppa, arm, m68k.
>> And, once all of that is done:
>> - start using initramfs instead of an initrd.
> Anyone working on this? I'm fed up with mkinitrd enough to want to
> rewrite it, which would use initramfs then.
Jeff Bailey's working on it for ubuntu; he offered to help me get
everything into Debian, although I think they're still having issues. So,
once it's ready...