Re: icu transition?
On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 06:13:48PM -0500, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> I'm sure you're on top of this, but it looks to me that icu and
> friends might be ready to transition again. Is this the case? Is a
> hint required?
> A security bug against ICU appeared, but it actually affects the
> version in testing as well. Can ICU transition anyway? That way I
> don't have to prepare a fix for icu 3.6. I was planning on upload
> 3.8.1 anyway and applying to the patch to that. I was going to do
> this as soon as ICU 3.8 transitions.
gcj-4.3, ecj, and gcc-defaults were all ready to transition last night, so a
hint was added to push them in.
Then a new version of gcj-4.3 was reuploaded without coordinating with the
We are trying to force gcj-4.3 through despite now being out of date on most
architectures; that will finally unblock openoffice.org, which is one of the
packages that has to go in together with icu.
With luck this will all be done by the next dinstall; with less luck it will
be done by the next normal britney run; with /typicall release team luck
someone will do an unannounced 0-day NMU openoffice.org and we'll be waiting
for another month.
But yes, I've adjusted the state on the icu security bug so that it doesn't
block things; so hopefully we can get this all cleared up in the next day or
two, and then you (and the boost maintainers as well) can get back to
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