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2.2.17 early access testing version (i386)

i386 build of the CVS boot-floppies as of yesterday is available at

The target for this is Potato 2.2r1, i.e., the first point release.
We would like to finalize this upload within a week or so.

This is not the final 2.2.17 but I have put it up for general testing.

Included is the changelog.

My big concern here is that configuration modules and PCMCIA works for
all flavors.  I've had reports of PCMCIA not working for some flavors
and configuring modules not working for compact, but we don't have
confirmation of that.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

boot-floppies (2.2.17) stable unstable; urgency=low

  * Adam Di Carlo: 
    - release-notes: fix typo (closes: Bug#68630)
    - fix bugs preventing some l10n'd documentation from building
    - temporarily disable Russian documentation, unless you have woody
    - config: re-organize a bit
    - fix .cvsignore file (closes: Bug#68911)
    - fix URLs in documentation based on link checking
    - documentation improvements (closes: Bug#67900); change the wording
      of the "in progress" warning in Chapter 1 (closes: Bug#69620);
      correct workaround for volume manager, patch from Jim Crumley
      (closes: Bug#69141); fix documentation on how mkofboot is invoked
  * Guillaume Morin:
    - more dbootstrap i18n
    - dbootstrap floppy module pre-load support
  * Vincent Renardias: French updates (thank to Eric VanBuggenhaut)
  * Jiøí Ma¹ík <masik@debian.cz>: Czech updates
  * Gleydson Mazioli da Silva: Portuguese updates
  * novdv: Russian translations
  * Yoshizumi Endo <y-endo@ceres.dti.ne.jp>: Japanese updates
  * Risko Gergely <risko@njszki.hu>: Hungarian updates
  * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>: Polish updates
  * Peter Karlsson: Swedish updates
  * Vilem Vychodil: Czech update
  * Tapio Lehtonen: Finnish translation thanks to Markku Verkkoniemi
  * Enrique Zanardi: Spanish updates
  * C.M. Connelly: English documentation corrections and improvements
  * Josip Rodin:
    - release notes updates: APT::Force-LoopBreak, kernel 2.2.x upgrade
      issues; remove sis6326 note; add info about i810; fixed X upgrade
      pointer; notes about CD sets; notes about ssh
    - some documentation and doc build fixes; move documenation build
      rules to documentation/ dir
    - fix index.LANG.html broken links (closes: Bug#67898)
  * Daniel Jacobowitz:
    - some powerpc-specific boot stuff fixed
    - update PowerPC kernel version
  * Martin Schulze:
    - Added little documentation to some routines
    - dbootstrap.h: Added prototype of get_kver()
    - getFloppies() and affected routines return DLG_CANCEL (aka 10) when
      Cancel is pressed, no need to spit an error message (closes:
    - boxes.h: DLG_CANCEL is now 10 instead of 1, in order to avoid
      problems with 'return 1' stuff
    - Added calls to get_kver() to every _test target.  Thanks tausq for
      the quick investigation
    - basedisk.sh: Added workarounds for missing device files and added
      others to MAKEDEV call
    - rootdisk.sh: Added optcd sjcd to list of i386 devices, still
      missing: gscd, cm206cd and proper support for mcdx (partially
      fixes: Bug#68665)
    - rootdisk.sh: Added ida.1 creation (closes: Bug#68517)
    - rootdisk.sh: Added -O none to mke2fs call to gain 2.0 compatibility
      (closes: Bug#68659)
    - basedisk.sh: Added /dev/sg* to list of created devices in the base
      system (closes: Bug#67378)
    - Corrected error messages when rescue.bin wasn't found (but is
      there..), added " + drivers.tgz" (closes: Bug#66326, Bug#64349)
    - Added padding code to pad the last drivers disk with zeroes (closes:
    - Corrected behavior when user has to type in the path relative to
      /instmnt, he won't be able to leave that dir anymore and don't has
      to type in /instmnt anymore (closes: Bug#67082)
    - Filling /lib/modules/2.2.17/modules.dep properly so the tools won't
      spread warnings all over the freshly started console (closes: No bug
      report yet?)
    - Added more sanity checks to floppy install, inserting base disks
      when the drivers are requested will result in an error (partially
      close: Bug#64428)
    - Choosing an archive dir that is a link indeed will not result in
      'not found' messages anymore, a '/' will be appended automatically
      (closes: Bug#61373)
    - When selecting a directory that does not exist, an error box is
      opened (closes: Bug#57733)
    - Added a call to eject() after writing the boot floppy on powerpc
      failed (closes: Bug#69158)
  * Akira YOSHIYAMA:
    - add 'termwrap' script to the base system; this is invoked by init
      and allows us to set i18n env var settings for base-config and other

 -- Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org>  Wed, 23 Aug 2000 23:21:51 -0400

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