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Bug#766708: Coordinating a plan and requirements for cross toolchain packages in Debian

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 04:11:00PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> forcemerge 771070 766708
> retitle 771070 Coordinate plan and requirements for cross toolchain packages in Debian
> thanks
> I believe that these two bugs now need to be discussed together, as the
> time for #766708 to be resolved before Jessie has passed. We need to
> find a solution which is workable for all parties concerned.
> To that end, I assume all parties are OK with the CTTE stepping in and
> working with everyone to resolve this. If that's not the case, please
> speak up now, and suggest an alternative process.

This is an interesting way to put it. Even though I agree that #766708
has been made non-actionable by waiting too long and thus some form of
obsoleting that bug is reasonable, collecting it with #771070 under the
title above seems rather far fetched to me:

 * This bug is now about cross toolchain packages in Debian whereas
   #766708 explicitly excluded that consideration.
 * This bug is now about post-jessie whereas #766708 was explicitly
   about jessie (lengthening transition period) and stated that a
   resolution would be found post-jessie without the ctte. I still stand
   by this expectation as Matthias duly addresses issues pointed out
   with the supported method. The remaining piece is fixing dpkg-cross
   and glibc, which can be done post-freeze.

Thus, I am a bit surprised by the change in scope.

I also note that concern was brought for raising this issue to the ctte
too quickly. In fact, we now see that I was raising it too slowly.

That said, forcemerge and close are quite similar in their effect, so no
further action seems necessary. I just think that close would have been
more candid as nothing is left from #766708.


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