Re: kfreebsd future
Petr Salinger a écrit :
Hi all, especially Aurelien and Robert.
I would like to slightly discuss future of GNU/kFreeBSD.
- FreeBSD 6.x based
GNU/kFreeBSD have to switch FreeBSD base to newer version some day.
kfreebsd-amd64 have only 6.x kernels, half of popcon registered users
already uses 6.x kernels on kfreebsd-i386.
From my POV, it would be usefull to do it now.
Does anyone have problems with kfreebsd-image-6.1 ?
My only problem is that I would like to see kfreebsd-6.1 in the Debian
archive before asking for removal of version 5.4.
To get kfreebsd-6.1 in the archive, we need freebsd6-utils first, and
There are still problems with libbsd. Quoting Guillem Jover:
11:58 < braindmg> aurel32: about libbsd I'll talk to you later
11:58 < braindmg> (oh, ok I've 10 mins)
11:59 < braindmg> aurel32: I'm mostly concerned about the library name,
there was previously such a lib generated from glibc
11:59 < braindmg> and some packages may end up linking against it
accidentally (like inetutils)
12:00 < braindmg> then there's the license, I found there's 4 clause
licensed files in the lib
May I adapt kfreebsd-kernel-headers to use kfreebsd-source-6.1 ?
If it is still possible to use 5.4 kernels then, that looks ok to me.
- outdated install CD
Would be possible to regenerated these images ?
Ideally, with kfreebsd-image-6.1 as kernel and with recent glibc.
I think Robert Millan is the person to contact for that. I have no idea
how the images are generated.
- kfreebsd-i386 & etch
Release or not to release ?
Well I think we are too far for something releasable, moreover
kfreebsd-i386 is still not in the archive.
- kfreebsd-i386 on ftp.debian.org as official arch
Are there any objection from ftpmasters ?
AFAIK, no there aren't any objection. Last time we (with Guillem Jover)
spoke about that with them, it was ok in principle. It was roughly a
Or do they just ignore ArchiveQualification pages and #369797 ?
It seems they are ignoring that, also for other architectures such as
m32r or armeb.
- status mail to debian-devel-announce
Some publicity might help to quicker applying of patches,
or to integrate them during NMU,
or may be even with ArchiveQualification.
This is something to do, what to say? I am not sure we have a lot to add
since the last mail to debian-devel-announce. For some time I hopped it
would be possible to announce a kfreebsd-amd64 developement machine, but
we have no news of the offer I received through Martin Michlmayr for an
amd64 machine. No response to ping either :(
However if you have some ideas, we can prepare a mail.
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