Re: Please allow an upload of vte to unstable (was: Possible updates to ncurses, vte and ttf-dejavu packages for d-i)
* Jérémy Bobbio [Tue, 05 Aug 2008 14:51:07 +0200]:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:52:43PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> > > I am working on solving a quite old issue (#339855) in the graphical
> > > version of the debian-installer: it does not currently provide an easy
> > > way to get a shell.
> > > A solution for this issue has been proposed to the debian-installer
> > > team , which would require changes in the ncurses, vte and ttf-dejavu
> > > packages in order to create new udebs with the needed libraries and
> > > fonts.
> > > The d-i team has not settled yet on including the changes for Lenny, but
> > > as the freeze is coming fast, it makes sense to know if the release team
> > > would accept these updates before discussing it further.
> > > So, would you do that? :)
> > Yes, we would do that. Lets start testing it :-)
> I am coming back on this topic.
> In the meantime, the d-i team has agreed that we should get this feature
> into Lenny, and we have managed to remove the extra dependency on
> ncurses. Also, a version of ttf-dejavu building ttf-dejavu-mono-udeb
> has been uploaded to unstable.
> Loïc Minier uploaded vte/0.16.14-2 in experimental which builds
> libvte9-udeb and contains other minor changes needed for the integration
> with the debian-installer. My tests with this version has been
> Could you please review the changes in vte and acknowledge an upload to
Ok. Aside from autostuff, patch is not that big, so let's get this into
unstable, and see if somebody spots any regressions.
Is the development of this feature on the d-i side isolated in a way
that, should something go horribly wrong with vte, it could be just
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