Re: Releasability of the kFreeBSD ports
reply just to debian-bsd, as it's more about how to fix the mentioned
Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 07:52:52PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > Hi,
> > * ALSA: Many ALSA dependent packages not working/building/available.
> > (There is a limited emulation layer called SALSA, but either many
> > packages don't work with it or nobody tried to get them working with
> > it. Not sure how many unfixed bugs because of this are still open.)
> A lot of the packages have OSS support (with BTW is a lot better on
> FreeBSD than it uses to be on Linux). We definitely shoudl try to avoid
> this emulation layer when possible, as it is limited and often introduce
Ok, so the main focus here is to get the packages which are compiled
with ALSA to compile without ALSA or with OSS instead on kbsd (and
hurd probably, too).
> > Some smaller issues I noticed only happening on kfreebsd, but haven't
> > tracked them down (probably no bug report yet either, partially also
> > affects servers):
> > * Emacs 23 via remote X doesn't work. No idea why yet.
> > * aptitude segfaults approximately every second or third call. (That's
> > much better than months ago where I was used to start aptitude with
> > "until aptitude; do sleep 0.1; done")
> The problem with this kind of issues is that we are now aware of it.
So we'd better not aware of it? Or did I just misunderstand that
sentence? I think the problem is that there's not yet a proper bug
report (besides the bugs itself being a problem, too :-).
> [...] aptitude works perfectly on my machine since the crash issue
> has been fixed.
Do you use it just on the commandline (e.g. "aptitude safe-upgrade" or
in interactive (text-mode/[n]curses interface) mode (e.g. "aptitude
I only get these segfaults during interactive mode (which is 90% of my
aptitude usage on machines running sid), mostly during either package
list or package download.
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