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Re: NTPL transition

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 10:13:15AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:45 AM, Domenico Andreoli <cavok@dandreoli.com> wrote:
> >  I would set NPTL transition as a goal for queeze.
> >
> > Are we available to agree on a shared path to push new life to this port?
> > I mean, this issue will bite more and more frequently, it must be fixed.
> I agree. I'm available and willing. I'm just not a DD nor am I
> familiar with debians sbuild or buildds.
> > I am available to follow the required steps but obviously the more eyes
> > the better. This is the first time I work on a big transition like this.
> I'm available at OFTC on #debian-glibc. I act as a debian-hppa porter
> and help Aurelian when glibc hppa issues arise.
> > I think the first packages have to be cross-built, until a minimal
> > build system is ready to run on the new libc6.1 (chroot?). Then start
> > an archive rebuild. It looks easy, where is the trap? :)
> I'm not familiar with the debian build infrastructure, but I am *very*
> familiar with libc since I'm the upstream ports maintainer for hppa.
> I don't think there is any trap.

I've already done the initial bootstrapping and John Wright and I have
a buildd actively rebuilding bits against sid. We're rsyncing the
results out to here:

Suffice to say, the rebuild is going fairly smoothly. But, I wonder
how we're going to transition systems over to an NPTL userspace. Does
anyone have a plan for that?

dann frazier

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