Re: Concerns about AMD64 port
Eric Sharkey <email@example.com> writes:
> > Eric Sharkey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > Never abandon apt. That path leads to despair.
> > >
> > > It seems necessary at the moment, given that the versions files have
> > > problems for both sid and sarge.
> > >
> > > > If you see a depends problem with sarge on alioth tell me asap.
> > >
> > > The versions file lists 'perl-base 5.8.0-18' but other perl packages
> > > depend on perl >= 5.8.0-21.lib64.
> > >
> > I see the perl problem when I turn on debug in cdebootstrap. I don't
> > know where it comes from since I took care to use the right perl
> > packages when I set it up initially.
> Are you saying that 5.8.0-18 is the "right perl"?
Yes. The other perl deb has broken Depends and won't work. Tried
> > > There is no gdb listed in the versions file at all, despite a gdb packge
> > > being available in the pool.
> > Is it working?
> I don't know. I'd rather see broken packages in the archive than none at
> all. At least with people checking them out and trying to run them, we
> might get valuable bug reports/patches. If they're not apt-get'able,
> they probably won't become working any time soon.
> > All Depends there?
> How did you build the package without its dependents?
I didn't. The archive on alioth is a collections from various
sources. I just tried to get them all together and picked out a
working set. A Quite a lot of debs are incomplete or
obsolete. Anything not in the Packages files is there in case someone
wants to continue or finish porting those debs. I guess I can add
everything without a working version in the Packages files already to
sid so people can more easily get it. But so can everyone with access