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Re: Alpha milo bootdisks, can we use SuSes?

Hello !
On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 11:39:17AM -0400, elijah wright wrote:
> > > tremendously, by several hours, and we would end up with exactly the
> > > same images that we could download. Should we need to do special
> > > tweaks for Debian, we can still grab the source; it's GPL after all.
> would someone please grab the source and put it in the build tree
> somewhere?  i don't want to see the situation crop up again where only a
> couple of people in a couple of places have the ability to build milo, and
> where it is only buildable on a couple of kernel versions... [as happened
> a couple of years ago when jay was one of the few people able to build it]
> ..... dumping it into a buildd every so often would at least mean that
> someone was aware that it wasn't working at all!  :(
> saying "oh lets just use SuSE's images" is lame, LAZY, and really not very
> smart.  use their patches, but import the source too.

Bascially I agree with you. If woody would not be in a imminent freeze
I would wholehartly agree. But being around some time I noticed that
it seems not easy to get "general bootable" milos. Often I read
statments like "take the milo from rh xx" becaus the latest ones don't
work. Since e.g. the ruffian milo got a binary patch (!) from Jay
to boot on all machines I doubt that we can get them quickly to build
and run on all machines. At least SuSEs milos are well tested and
"approved" (by users, not some organisation). Since I don't use milo
(anymore) please object if I am mistaken here.

Thats why I second the idea to keep SuSEs milos for woody. Next step
would be of course to build them ourselves. 

How was this done for potato ?


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