Re: Update: m68k boot floppies
On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Michael Schmitz wrote:
>just to update you on the status of the m68k boot floppies set:
>- yesterday's upload plus today's updates (the Mac floppy image file
> and a bugfix in the base system archive) seems to be as good as it
> ever gets. The updates are pending in Incoming, Richard has got the
> corresponding .changes file from me and will hopefully move them into
> place soon.
> The install.txt for VME didn't get in, and I just discovered that yet
> another libc upgrade was installed in binary-m68k half an hour after I
> started the base kit rebuild. For the next time: I guess the next
> m68k boot-floppies builder would appreciate advance warning of such
> important changes. Our esteemed users will be pleased to be forced to
> upgrade libc6 and friends over their modems first thing after the base
> install now.
> If these two require another rebuild of the whole base system, please
> say so and I'll do that first thing tomorrow. The Mac floppy image won't
> be ready until the day after that I guess.
>- boot-floppies 2.1.8 won't build because it suddenly requires the locales
> package in the base archive. I've build base with libc6 184.108.40.20681211-5
> and don't have the matching locales package locally or even installed.
> And it's no longer on master either ... Trying to locate it elsewhere
> but that means I'll not get 2.1.8 ready today even if nothing else
>Technically, slink is really frozen at this time. There's still something
>stuck in Incoming but that's all timestamped before 00:00 UTC. I see three
>- go with the current base system; users will have to upgrade libc and
>- rebuild the base system with the latest packages from the archive;
> not going to be completed before Friday 20:00 UTC at the very earliest.
>- hope for 2.1.8 which will be completely untested even if I manage to
I dunno, personally. Wichert? Brian?
And there's another thing: the latest m68k CD-building test from Jim
Westveer showed up the following broken dependencies:
Any chance of getting these fixed now? If not, people will have to use
"force-depends" to build the images.
Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software email@example.com
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