Re: ghostscript packages for Alpha
On 5/08/2011, at 2:00 AM, Uwe Schindler wrote:
The package backlog is here, too:
The old Alpha autobuilder has not been running since start of April,
and we got the new one running from debian-ports up and going middle
of July. Unfortunately a lot of architecture "all" packages have come
through during that time and cause many conflicts. Some of them are
very deep seated. Essentially Debian Sid has moved on and
architectures that did not keep up with building packages, such as
Alpha, have been left well behind.
You guys may have been able to compile certain packages on your
systems because you have an old install that is partially upgraded.
But in the autobuilder network we reinstall from scratch packages that
are needed (i.e. build-depends) for each package build. The conflicts
are so bad that we have come to an impasse where that is no longer
possible and nothing can build. (Admittedly there are ~300 built
packages to upload but that is not going to resolve the fundamental
This is going to take some ingenuity to fix. I am working on it.
But in the meantime people are well advised, "do not attempt to
upgrade your system," and if you ignore that advice, be prepared to
build packages yourselves to resolve breakage.