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Re: kfreebsd future

Petr Salinger a écrit :

- kfreebsd-i386 & etch
        Release or not to release ?

Well I think we are too far for something releasable

IMHO, it would be good to produce some snapshot for evaluation
or first try. All packages from such snapshot should be installable.
Unstable is sometimes unstable ;-)

In "etch based" snapshot there would be
kfreebsd specific packages (kfreebsd-common, kfreebsd-6, kfreebsd-kernel-headers, ...)
and subset of packages from etch, with either
same source as in etch (majority of packages) or with etch based source
(currently i.e. gnupg, ifupdown, pam, expat, ...).

moreover kfreebsd-i386 is still not in the archive.

Yes, this makes creation of such snapshot much harder :-(

Maybe it is possible to implement that into mini-dak, the software running on gnuab.org. Guillem, what do you think?

- status mail to debian-devel-announce
However if you have some ideas, we can prepare a mail.

Well, "Bits from the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD porters"
might contain something like bellow.



Hello, Debian world!

This is a status update for the Debian GNU/FreeBSD port[1].
Compared to previous status mail [2], this port now consists
of two architectures: kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64.
Currently we focus mainly on kfreebsd-i386.


 * We have uptodate toolchain and most of the core Debian packages
   are in good shape.

Unfortunately this is not true anymore :( You have been faster than me to report a bug and send a patch to bug #385974. Thanks!

For libxul-dev, http://glibc-bsd.alioth.debian.org/patches/nsprpub.diff is a good stard.

 * An unofficial buildd is up and running for both kfreebsd-i386 and
   kfreebsd-amd64, buildd logs for kfreebsd-i386 are available at [3].

Unfortunately, after a dozen of mails/pings on irc to Andreas Barth, I failed to get the kfreebsd-amd64 logs on experimental.ftbfs.de.

 * There is a DD-accessible porting machine running kfreebsd-i386.

 * For kfreebsd-i386, 80% packages have been built, 75% are up-to-date.
   See [4], [5].

 * We want to be in official archive, see #369797,

We need your help

  * as ftpmaster, could you please take a look at #369797.

  * as package maintainer, could you please look at BTS
    whether there is a kfreebsd submission and integrate it.
    In many cases, it is sufficient to (auto)update config.sub/config.guess
    or use recent libtool. See [6].

* as NMUer, please could you look at kfreebsd submission in BTS (in addition
    to usual translations).

Of cource, you can also verify whether your package builds [3]
and/or use porting machine. We would also appreciate hosting a shell server and/or donate hardware for kfreebsd-amd64. Currently we are thinking about releasing etch based snapshot
as we have reasonable subset of etch packages [5].

The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD porters

Looks nice to me. What the other think?


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