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Re: etch --> lenny upgrade report on Alpha platform

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 09:35:29AM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 11:09:20AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > A report against upgrade-reports would definitely be useful here, and in
> > particular I think we would want a copy of /var/log/apt/term.log covering
> > the upgrade attempt in question, to see what packages failed to upgrade and
> > why.  (The failing packages should be considered RC-buggy, and fixed before
> > the release.)

> Arrgh!  I don't know what might cause initialization/truncation of term.log,
> but the oldest entry in the file is at least a day after the upgrade failed.
> The best I can do at this point is rely on my admittedly faulty memory and
> say that the wheels came off the upgrade process during installation of the
> Gnome packages.

The log is rotated periodically - how about /var/log/apt/term.log.1.gz?

> > > (Xorg radeon driver "DefaultConnectorTable" option required(?) on
> > > Alpha and possibly other non-x86 platforms.)

> > Ah, nice... :)  That sounds like it should be a separate bug report on the
> > radeon package, then?

> Would you call it a bug, or simply a configuration "detail" that needs to
> be noted during installation on non-x86 platforms?

Sounds like a bug to me. :)

> Similar issue with "radvd", but I reported *that* one (with a code workaround)
> back in December 2007 (bug id# 456205).  At least with "radvd", the underlying
> issue is use of a character array and later trying to force a particular
> structure alignment on it.  The workaround was to force 8-byte (sizeof(size_t))
> alignment on the offending array using "__attribute__ ((aligned(8)))".

I've prodded the maintainer about this now, perhaps radvd can still be fixed
in time for lenny.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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