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Re: [buildd] Etch?

On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> Hi all,
> I don't know what everyone else thinks about it here, but it would 
> appear to me that making it in time for Etch is not going to happen 
> anymore now.
> * Too many compiler bugs

Do you have the toolchain bug IDs at hand?

> * As a result, too many uncompiled packages since *ages*. We haven't 
>   been over the 95% mark of the buildd.debian.org "graph" (as opposed to 
>   "graph2") since almost a year, if I'm not mistaken, which is just 
>   terribly bad.

I may be able help with some compute cycles, as I've just obtained a 
Quadra 840AV.

Assuming a working tool chain, I'd play off the backlog delay against 
usual release delays caused by other architectures and other issues.

> * Even if we *would* be able to fix our toolchain in time (I would find 
>   that highly unlikely, but still), then it would take us at least some 
>   weeks, if not months, to compile away our backlog. There are some 
>   large packages in failed and dep-wait currently.
> I'm a bit pessimistic about the future of our port currently. What are 
> everyone else's thoughts on this?
> Should we just accept that we're not going to make it, or am I being too 
> quick to forget about it here?

Assuming a broken tool chain, yes, the port is defunct.


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