Re: Debian AMD64 Sarge released
On (09/06/05 10:39), Bharath Ramesh wrote:
> I would like to congratulate the developers who did this great job to
> make available Debian amd64 port to all us debian users. Great work
> congrats once again.
I'll second that - brilliant ;)
> * Joerg Jaspert (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Hi
> > Just following the "big" Release we have a small one to announce:
> > Debian AMD64 Port is now (since Wednesday, 8th June 2005) also declared
> > stable. From now on there will be no changes to this archive, except
> > for point releases which will be coordinated closely with the Debian
> > ones.
> > CD and DVD images will be made available on cdimage.debian.org, try
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/sarge-amd64/ as soon as the
> > images are built, which should be today or tomorrow.
> > Security Support for this release will be provided by the Debian
> > Security Team via security.debian.org. Our security autobuilder will
> > start this weekend. Should there be any DSA for sarge before that day we
> > will provide it manually until then (but we dont expect this to happen
> > at the moment).
> > To make this support happen we agreed to some conditions, which
> > include "Only a very minimal set of packages is allowed to be patched
> > for AMD64 support". We achieved this by strict rules for uploads and
> > dropping some packages that need large amounts of patches or work to
> > be done to compile or run on AMD64 systems. We are now down to 8
> > packages that are not in sync with Debian, with candidates like
> > syslinux, linux86 and also base-config/choose-mirror (to use our
> > mirror list). In total, the list of packages removed from our archive
> > is much bigger - a few hundred. We compiled a list of these for the
> > security team to work with, but it may also be useful for other
> > people. It is available under
> > http://amd64.debian.net/docs/package_changes.txt if you want to take a
> > look.
> > We do plan to support those packages, if there is someone from the
> > porting team or even the maintainers themselves willing to work on
> > it. We will provide a sarge-patched (or similar named) repository in
> > our archive, which will contain most of those packages, patched to
> > work on amd64. But please note: They DO NOT have official security
> > support. Usually the one maintaining the package in this section will
> > keep it uptodate, but if you have some hard security policy - please
> > do not rely on this!
> > If you visit packages.debian.org and search for a package you will
> > notice (since a few weeks ago) that it also lists the amd64 versions,
> > including links to download the packages from one of our mirrors.
> > This will continue to work for sarge, but may break for short times
> > while amd64 gets integrated into the main Debian archive. If you see
> > that then please be patient.
> > Now, talk about the future: etch and sid, testing and unstable. We
> > will continue to track these two releases until AMD64 is in Debian and
> > the buildd stats show that it has built more than 95% of the
> > archive. Around that day we will discontinue our etch and sid support,
> > but will post a short announcement to this list when that happens.
> > (http://buildd.debian.org/stats/)
> > Other interesting links:
> > http://amd64.debian.net/docs - contains our release notes for now, will
> > get Faq/Howto/Whatever else also.
> > http://amd64.ftbfs.de/ - If you are searching for a build log of a
> > package on amd64, this is your place for
> > now.
> > Finally please let me say thank you to all the people who support our
> > architecture by making services and bandwith available to us. We do
> > appreciate your support!
> > --
> > bye Joerg
> > > Or write yourself a DFSG-free replacement for that piece of software.
> > Using the copy and paste method from the old source, obscured by
> > irrelevant changes.
> Bharath Ramesh <email@example.com> http://csgrad.cs.vt.edu/~bramesh
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