Re: Releasability of the kFreeBSD ports
On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 10:48:54PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Hi Aurelien,
> 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
> > bugs.
> 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 :-).
No my point is that it's not possible to fix bugs when we don't even now
> > [...] 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 don't use it very often, but I am using it mostly for the curses
interface, never got this problem. Is it on kfreebsd-i386?
kfreebsd-amd64? Note that I am using the unstable version, not the
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