Re: Current and upcoming toolchain changes for jessie
On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 03:25:29PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Up to today jessie did see updates for the kernel headers, eglibc, and
What a wonderful coordination with the release team. Quoting the last
mail from them on the mailing list:
| As for Squeeze, we'd ask that you co-ordinate particularly large
| transitions or changes; if your plans involve major toolchain changes or
| otherwise have the potential to cause problems in unstable for a long
| time (e.g. due to FTBFS issues), please talk to us.
> == (e)glibc 2.17 ==
> glibc's version bump to 2.17 should be mostly uneventful, with the
> exception of a few more compiler warnings and errors, and the long
> overdue removal of gets() from the API. FTBFS bugs for the above
> have already been filed, and patches submitted for many of the new
> build failures.
Even if I have to admit I currently don't have a lot of time, it would
have been nice to keep the other people in the team in the loop about
such an upload.
> The other unfortunate issue with the glibc bump to 2.17 is that it
> has left kfreebsd behind with some pthread mutex changes that need
> some love from BSD porters to untangle. We had hoped that leaving
> it FTBFS in experimental for several months and gently pinging would
> have been enough of a hint, but we can't wait forever either. For a
> porter who knows FreeBSD and pthreads inside out, the work to fix
> glibc 2.17 on kfreebsd should be trivial. Patches welcome.
I haven't been able to find mails about that on the debian-bsd mailing
list. Could you please point me to them?
> For the Debian glibc maintainers, Adam Conrad
Now I understand why I was not in the loop, I am not member of the team
anymore. Glad to learn that in such an email.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73