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Re: [dark: READ!] CD images / Re: Formal objection: Changing how the testing of potato works would invalidate the whole test. So please don't change it.

Le Mon, May 15, 2000 at 01:53:52PM +0200, Richard Braakman écrivait:
> That's a bit of a Catch-22, because everyone else is WAITING for the CD
> images.
> > This is my current WaitingFor list:  (comments are welcome!)
> My first comment is that this is the first I've heard of this list.

As responsible of the debian-cd package, I hardly see all this is required
for the test cycle even it would be good to have them. Let's face it,
we're late and there are many fixes waiting in Incoming ... let's include
those fixes and start the real testing cycle in one or two days.

> > - upgrade-alpha                 install   (see #63890)
> > - upgrade-i386                  install   (see #63890)
> > - upgrade-m68k                  install   (see #63890)
> > - upgrade-sparc                 install   (see #63890)
> As you have guessed, a signature from a Debian developer is necessary to
> get something into the archive.  The main exception is stuff the archive
> maintainers can review for themselves, such as documentation and small
> scripts.

Eek... he has taken the time to do this useful work, we certainly should
include it. Can someone download, check & rebuild the packages before
uploading it ?

> > - apt 0.3.19                    install
> ppc
> > - libc6                         re-upload & re-install  
> sparc
> > - libc6-dev, 2.1.3-10.1         upload & install
> Installing these will invalidate the boot-floppies we already have.
> Please get in touch with the boot-floppies team if you think the
> current ones are not useful even for the first test cycle.

They would differ from those on the boot-floppies but AFAIK it can't
do any harm ... they would just be updated at the initial install.

> Yes, they are rather late with their boot-floppies.   But I see
> 2.2.14 ones for ARM in Incoming now.  This is still a problem because
> it's a binary upload and the boot-floppies source is still at 2.2.13.
> There have been a lot of communication problems with the ARM porters;
> I hope they can work out this one.

Wrt debian-cd, arm will get out with non-bootable CD since ARM don't have
any CD reader ... the install is done over the network. The CD can only be
used to provide the files that would be exported over the local network.

> Perhaps we should find someone else to do that, since you're obviously on
> a power trip.  I don't see how you got that job without being a Debian
> developer in the first place.

I feel unconfortable too with the way he reacted, but let's not overreact
too. He has done a great job and he's only bored to see that nobody
is taking care to include the upgrade stuff he prepared ...


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