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Re: Debian has failed us

Mathew Binkley wrote:
> I have been downloading cd images from:
>    http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/powerpc/
> because that's where the Debian website says to get them.  None of the
> images have worked for me because the installer has not been fixed.

As I have already said in this thread, those builds do not use the
current development version of d-i (because the daily builds of d-i
break from time to time, and it would suck if that image were broken for
a whole week until its next build). The website explicitly says
that, and points you to the daily builds (netinst, etc), if you're
having hardware or other problems.

> Now granted, I didn't know that there hasn't been a new release of
> debian installer in a few months, but that in itself is pretty damning.

How it is damning? d-i has a fairly careful schedule and process for our
releases. We also provide daily builds on a constant basis for people who
need something newer.

>  What if, four months later, I try to install the OS again, and find a
> different bug somewhere else that prevents me from installing?

Then you'll download a daily build.

> The debian-installer people are dragging their feet waiting to release a
> kernel that will work on my architecture.

It's a common misconception that the debian-installer team has anything
to do with the kernel we use. We don't. It's the standard Debian kernel.
If you have a problem, it thus appears to be with the Debian project as
a whole.

> I'm sure that there are various reasons/excuses running through your
> collective minds why it's not your fault, it's someone else not doing
> their job, and Mathew Binkley is an asshat.  Tough.  You want to lead
> the PowerPC port, then you better show leadership and fix the problem.

I'm not sure why you think that the d-i team "leads" the powerpc port.
You seem to have some serious misconceptions about the limited role this
team plays in Debian as a whole.

see shy jo

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