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Re: Next d-i alpha release: late June

(Trimming cc a bit.)

Karsten Merker <merker@debian.org> (2016-06-25):
> 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
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=825214.

Thanks for bringing this up.

> 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?

If the fixes are identified and can be applied on top of the current
packages in unstable, pushing them (upload & urgent) looks like a good
plan to me. :)


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