Re: unbuilt packages
Ben Collins writes:
> Some one said recently they would post a list of the packages that
> wouldn't auto compile for sparc from slink. Is this still going to be
> posted, I'd like to help getting these things compiled.
I would like to see wanna-build and its friends managing this process
(since it produces such a list, facilitates autocompiles of packages
that do compile, e.g. those out of date, allows builders to submit
reasons why it didn't compile or change states, etc.)
Jules Bean wrote on Fri, 20 Nov 1998:
However, first of all, we do need a freeze. We need a concept
of 'frozen/binary-sparc/Packages' for the software to work
correctly (I'm running it on my machine now, but it's happily
snarfing the very newest packages from unstable/main/source,
which is no use for frozen).
If a 'frozen' directory isn't appearing soon, it might be worth
modifying wanna-build to deal with its absence. It can't be *too*
hard (famous last words). I'll look at this.
> Also, I am compiling dpkg 1.4.1 right now. If no one else is doing so, I
> will upload the sparc binaries to incoming when I am done.
It looks like the latest slink dpkg is 18.104.22.168, so isn't 1.4.1 later
than our targeted freeze?
I have, incidentally, just built and uploaded my first package as a
debian maintainer, an NMU of wnn, and I'm attempting to use my shiny,
new wnn-dev to build xemacs20 (clocked at 11 hours to build on my
powerful 16M SS2).