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Re: Lenny release plans

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 09:42:01PM -0400, Michael Casadevall wrote:
> By the unstable snapshot, I meant a snapshot of unstable from the day
> lenny was frozen. As of now, I have the packages list setup imported,
> but I'm having trouble with the dak import script. I'm mulling over
> using mini-dak for the time being instead of its big brother (I'll
> replace it with dak if/when we decide to run a normal testing).
> Roughly 600-700ish packages need to be built since we don't have
> matching lenny revisions, and we need to go through and determine what
> packages we need to upgrade ourselves (known: gcc and friends, since
> lenny has 4.3-2, and we're at 4.3-8 which has quite a few good fixes).
> For versioning, we should probably mark any m68k specific changes like
> the way Ubuntu does it. Roughly speaking, if we're taking gcc-4.3-8
> and replacing it with whats in lenny, make it gcc_4.3-8m68k1 or
> something like that. This also

This also... what? ;-)

> I do know about d-ports (they'll be hosting our w-b database if
> aurel32 made the changes to allow that), but they run mini-dak, which
> will making having both an unstable and a stable hosted with them
> somewhat difficult. If we ever want to have a "normal" testing
> archive, we also need to switch to dak since it generates a LOT of
> metadata britney needs to run (that, or someone needs to rip the
> urgency and bugscanner code out of it, and extend mini-dak).
> We have some packaging tasks we need to do, anyone want to voluteer on
> any of these?
> 1. glibc 2.5 needs to be repackaged as a separate package so we can
> properly make fixes to it
> 2. The previously methoned changes to d-i.
> 3. gcc and friends need to be imported; we need to figure out some
> sorta policy on how to handle these.
> 4. sbuild and buildd need to be extended to upload source packages so
> I don't need to manually import every source package. (Ideally, we'll
> have a crontab that runs quinn-diff against our lenny-m68k Packages
> file, and the Sources file from Debian lenny, all the buildds will
> have two deb-src lines, our mirrors, and the debian mirrors, and
> simply upload the source package as they build things).
> sbuild already has an -s switch to include source, but it generates a
> Debian native package. To fix this, someone needs to simply make sure
> the original tarball gets copied to /build/buildd next to the source
> directly. Its a simple change, but I suck with perl, so I'm not the
> man for this task.

I could look into this, I guess; but I'm not very wide on time these

> 5. Someone needs to make sure debootstrap works right once the
> glibc2.5 package is in place, and marked Essential: Yes.

glibc should not be marked essential: yes, otherwise we won't be able to
upgrade to glibc 2.7 afterwards. Think about it! :-)

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