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Re: Next d-i alpha release: late June

On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 12:22:14AM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:

> I've just checked with Ben, it seems we could be getting a 4.6 kernel
> suitable for testing (no regressions reported from previous version +
> mips* FTBFS fix) shortly. We could think about urgenting it into testing
> and releasing a new d-i early in the week, which seems OK on the -cd
> side too.
> Glibc maintainers (esp. Aurélien): you should then have a clear path for
> the new glibc in unstable. I'm not sure how much time it'll need to be
> ready, that's why I'd slightly prefer if we could go for a d-i release
> first (as outlined above). In case major blockers pop up, we would
> probably let you go ahead with the new glibc upload and postpone d-i
> until glibc reaches testing.
> Having checked with -release already, I'm freezing udebs right away.


on armhf we currently face some u-boot-related problems. U-Boot
2016.03 (in unstable and testing) causes kernel hangs under certain
conditions on a number of sunxi platforms.  These issues are fixed in
u-boot v2016.05 (latest official release), but v2016.05 has brought
new regressions on the am57xx_evm and firefly-rk3288 platforms, so it
cannot go into the archive as is.  For details, please refer to

I would be good to have the u-boot issues fixed before we publish the
next d-i release.  A possible option would be to backport commit
affa020559bca31d6531e19cb1f009c22705a73d from u-boot 2016.05 to
u-boot 2016.03 and to urgent the result into testing before doing the
d-i release (CCing Vagrant Cascadian, the u-boot maintainer).

Kibi, Vagrant: what's your opinion on the topic?

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