Re: dash Debian package - RC bugs
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 03:20:12PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> On 15 April 2010 12:58, Gerrit Pape <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Raphael sent a mail rudimentarily stating how to proceed. I must
> > confess, I don't really understand the plan, or why it should be done
> > this way. But I might miss information since I was not available when
> > the /bin/sh transition was discussed, planned, and initiated.
> It would be great if we could discuss that, but for that I need to
> know what isn't clear, etc.
Hi Raphael, problem is, I'm not sure that I'll find enough free time to
properly discuss and work on this, sorry. I was hoping there're other
contributors appearing, so I can learn from their questions, and jump in
when time permits.
> I started to prepare the test packages but haven't had time to setup
> the multiple test environments.
> Also, I'm aware you've prepared a new version that is blocked by the
> package-uses-local-diversions auto-reject. Lintian's detection can be
> workarounded by rewriting the preinst script in c (I think that one of
> the bug reports has a user submission doing that), which is required
> to make dash the only package providing the /bin/sh symlink.
> I tried to clone your git repository but it 404s, so I can't check
> what other changes you've made so far and see if there's any conflict.
> Is your repository available anywhere else?
It's there, you can't access it with a web browser, but with
git clone http://smarden.org/git/dash.git/
> > If there's no progress
> > within the next weeks, I most probably will rollback the changes, and
> > possibly simply change the debconf question's default from no to yes.
> Please don't. I know I have not been very active on that front, but
> I'm now going to dedicate more time to it.
Great, thank you. If you want, I'm available to review patches, and
apply them or acknowledge your upload.