Bug#177752: Processed: apt needs rebuild ASAP!
On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 02:44:10AM -0600, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 09:05:22AM +0100, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 12:18:03AM -0600, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > >
> > > Bug#178008: apt needs to be recompiled with gcc-3.2
> > Sure it does, but critical is a bit over the top, isn't it? It was expected
> > that the transition would be painful, especially wrt dependencies, but this
> > particular issue doesn't actually harm peoples systems - it's only a
> > problem with uninstallable and/or unbuildable packages.
> It breaks debootstrap which makes it very difficult to construct a clean
> build environment, which keeps people from uploading other important
> transition packages like say an updated qt3/kde3.
"Very difficult"? It's easy enough to edit the debootstrap scripts and remove
aptitude and libsig-whatever from them.
Sure, it's a PITA that it has to be done at all (debootstrap should probably
have a "chroot" and "normal" mode, with the "chroot" not including boot
managers, package managers more than just dpkg and apt, etc) but it's not
hard to do and it has to be done only once - unless you remove and reinstall
debootstrap each time.
> this bug makes the whole system not installable period...
It makes *unstable* uninstallable. Which doesn't really have it's own install
method anyway. (usually one goes through stable or with alpha installer
floppies through testing instead)
"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of
the week debugging Monday's code."
-- Dan Salomon