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Re: Will Mono enter testing before Sarge is released?

On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 12:44:32AM +0000, Sam Morris wrote:
> Bjorn's transition script has the following to say:
>  * mono has no old version in testing (trying to add, not update)
>  * mono is not yet built on alpha: 1.0.1-1 vs 1.0.2-1
>  * mono is not yet built on arm: 1.0.1-1 vs 1.0.2-1
>  * mono is not yet built on i386: 1.0-3 vs 1.0.2-1
>  * mono is not yet built on powerpc: 1.0-3 vs 1.0.2-1
>  * mono is not yet built on sparc: 1.0.1-1 vs 1.0.2-1
>  * mono is waiting for mcs
>    o mcs is not yet built on s390: 0.30.2-1 vs 1.0.2-1
>    o mcs is waiting for libgdiplus, mono
>      + libgdiplus has release-critical bugs

mono/mcs is now only build on i386 powerpc s390.  The maintainers
didn't seem to have filed a bug report against ftp.debian.org to
remove the binaries of the arches that are not supported.  From
what I understand they never really were supported, it just was
able to build "something" that wasn't very useful.

There is also mono-mint which is no longer build on i386 and
powerpc which does have a removal request (#269523), which will
also prevent it from going to testing.  In that bug report it's
also said that mono should only be build on the arches.

> From looking at buildd.debian.org, it looks like the alpha, arm and 
> sparc builds should not be happening because they are not in the 
> architectures list for mono; the powerpc build looks like it has 
> actually succeeded; and there are no records of an i386 build taking 
> place, although the latest version is present in Sid on i386...

i386 doesn't get build by the buildds because the maintainer
uploaded that version.

> The RC bug on libgdiplus[0] says that libgdiplus will be able to enter 
> Sarge after #272846 has been fixed, which happened back in October, so 
> assuming that the libgdiplus bug is all but recorded as fixed, am I 
> correct in assuming the real blocker here is the failed build of mcs on 
> s390[1]?

All the packages (mono, mcs, libgdiplus) need to go in together.
So the bug on libgdiplus can be closed when mono is ready to
enter sarge.  But indeed, we're also waiting for mcs to be build
on s390.


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