Re: beta release update
On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 06:43:00PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Just a quick update on what's up with the beta release. Cc'd to -release
> mostly because it has a certian bearing on architecture requalification.
> I've started to make uploads of the debian-installer package to try to
> get it autobuilding and see when it fails. The not-so-pretty results can
> be seen here:
> These will be repeated until it builds on enough arches to release.
> A lot of udebs have already been synced into testing for the beta. One
> or two proved problimatic to get into testing (like cdebconf), and I've
> been messing with getting those last things synced on and off all week.
> There's potentially one more big sync, for the log-output and added
> translations, I haven't decided if that set of changes will make the
> beta yet.
> Various other issues that need to be dealt with before the beta are
> listed at http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianInstallerToday and
> A few notable ones:
> - hppa hasn't had any kind of successful build or install in
> ages, though perhaps this will change soon, since they are
> working on it
> - sparc 2.4 and mipsel (cobalt) netboot images are too big too boot
> - parted destroys vfat partitions on resize
> - s390 doesn't have a working parted
> - the desktop task is still broken in testing
> - CD builds are down (being worked on)
> - sparc is missing a di-utils udeb thanks to
> broken/slow/nonexistant buildd. There can be only one.
> - ia64 still fails to build due to binutils bug #326103
- powerpc miboot floppies are ok for the boot image, but the
root/driver image where ways to big last time i checked (in the 2-4
> If I had to guess at the architectures we'd release the beta for today,
> I'd say alpha, amd64, arm, i386, m68k (state unknown), mips, mipsel
m68k -> cts is known to be away but should hopefully be back soon. Not sure if
this has a bearing on d-i though.