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Re: Preparation of the next stable update

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 06:10:33PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Preparation of the next stable Debian GNU/Linux update
> ======================================================
> An up-to-date version is at <http://people.debian.org/~joey/3.0r3/>.
> debootstrap-udeb  updates  alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
> debootstrap       stable    0.1.17          alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc source
> debootstrap       updates  alpha arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc source
> 	* NMU
> 	* Rebuild of for woody to pull in race condition fix and missing
> 	  package dependency fixes, among others.
> 	* NMU versioned the way it is so that dpkg doesn't think 0.1.17.[1-7] is
> 	  newer than this release, but "upgrades" (actually sidegrades) to
> 	  are still straightforward.
> 	TODO: Why?
> 	James once said that -udeb packages won't appear in stable, so
> 	this should not be a problem.
> 	Aha, Ray Dassen and Lucas Albers explained that a dependency
> 	to binutils is missing so that debootstrap cannot use ar to
> 	unpack the .deb files and hence cannot work at all if binutils
> 	isn't installed "by accident", which is fixed in
> (Bug#223835)
> 	Documenting such changes would be too much, dear Branden?
> 	Wasn't you one of those requesting properly written changelog
> 	entries?


As discussed on IRC, if my upload to proposed-updates doesn't make a
sufficiently strong case for inclusion, please reject it.

The changes in are described in the changelog entries for through

debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * The "it didn't change the way the installer worked" release.
  * Makefile: create $(DESTDIR)/usr/share/man/man8 before attempting to
    install a file to it (Closes: #139543)
  * functions: fix race condition in smallyes() implementation; thanks to Matt
    Zimmerman for the analysis.  "Sometimes, dpkg finishes executing before
    smallyes runs, and it loops forever while echo fails repeatedly due to the
    broken pipe."  To fix this race, we simply swap the loop condition and 
    body, so that if the echo fails, smallyes() exits cleanly.  I further
    changed "true" to ":" to save the expense of an extra process for shells
    where "true" is not a built-in.
    (Closes: #139529)

 -- Branden Robinson <branden@progeny.com>  Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:50:08 -0500
debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * Forked "sid" target from "sarge" target, changed "libcap0" to the now
    current "libpcap0.7" and verified that the result works with pbuilder.
    (Closes: #156574)

 -- J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@debian.org>  Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:01:52 +0200
debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * add dselect to required (I found out that it is actually required
    for pbuilder create to work) (closes: #154527)
  * change DEBIAN_FRONTEND=Noninteractive to "noninteractive" (closes: #154794)
  * add sh* patch from Yaegashi (closes: #155142)

 -- Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>  Thu,  8 Aug 2002 19:23:04 +0900
debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * mistake in the last upload, sorry aj.
    sid points to sarge, not woody. (closes: #149971)

 -- Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>  Sat, 27 Jul 2002 17:22:05 +0900

debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * add "sarge" target (closes: #153957)

 -- Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>  Tue, 23 Jul 2002 18:03:01 +0900

debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * Depend on binutils (closes: #138489)
  * Sleep is optional (closes: #150468)
  * POSIXify a bit more (closes: #150487)
  * Add support for --components (closes: #116801)

 -- Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@debian.org>  Thu, 20 Jun 2002 00:13:06 +0200

debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * Make sid script not a symlink from woody script
  * add aptitude and libsigc++0 to base for sid. (closes: #149971)

 -- Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>  Sat, 15 Jun 2002 12:46:11 +0900

debootstrap ( unstable; urgency=low

  * NMU
  * Add udeb support (closes: #143874)

 -- Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@debian.org>  Tue, 28 May 2002 14:15:41 +0200

If any of those are unacceptable for woody, the upload should probably be

G. Branden Robinson                |    Build a fire for a man, and he'll
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    be warm for a day.  Set a man on
branden@debian.org                 |    fire, and he'll be warm for the
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    rest of his life. - Terry Pratchett

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