Re: ABI rebuild, upload methods etc.
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> Yup. Some of the other archs are going to go through an ABI change
> with moving to g++-3.0 (and with glibc 2.3, if I understand drepper's
> emails right) We're making those changes at the same time so that we
> don't have to go through that with them.
More pressure on the mirrors then.
> > I understand that there is to be a clean-out of the Hurd from the
> > official archive at some stage.
> That's the plan. So far James hasn't said one way or the other if
> that's okay or not. It's the cleanest solution by far.
This should not cause mirror problems, so it should be OK.
> > Will the Hurd *all.deb packages
> If I reread this without the word "hurd" in there, it makes sense. If
> I've misinterpreted, let me know.
You answered my badly formed question. It should have read "*all.deb
packages in the Hurd Packages lists".
> > remain in the archive with Hurd Packages lists?
> I think so. I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't be there
> (Unless they only appear when their Depends: lines are fulfilled -
> I've never paid attention to it.)
A question to ponder. Would the *all.deb packages that depend on a
*hurd-i386.deb be produced when the Hurd source is compiled?
> > This is what I would prefer. I am assuming that the old and new
> > *hurd-i386 packages will usually be incompatable. I presume that
> > the clean-out will occur just before we start uploading.
> Yup. I don't want to clobber it for people who might be intereted in
> the meantime.
Agreed. And we don't want people to think that the Hurd has died a sudden
> > I see my role as producing new iso images as a means of enabling
> > people to install the new Hurd as soon as possible. This could be
> > important if there is a significant time lag between the completion
> > of the rebuild and the re-establishment of the Hurd archive on the
> > official mirrors.
> If we're buffering on alpha and uploading at whatever the acceptable
> rate is, then there's alot of incentive to dive through all of the
> packages as fast as possible. Your role could be very important then.
I am in favour of rebuilding as fast as possible. This would mean that
people will have the new Hurd asap.
Don't forget the packages at alpha.gnu.org. They are rather important.
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