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Re: Unofficial GNU/Hurd release in connection to Debian/Wheezy?

On Fri, 2012-10-05 at 17:41 +0200, Pino Toscano wrote:
> Alle venerdì 5 ottobre 2012, Svante Signell ha scritto:

> Did you check upstream? It looks not.

I've seen you bug report now,thank you. Your writing did not reveal that
unfortunately. Good!
> > > > Regarding debian-ports I'm

> > I know that as well, but during the freeze nothing happens. And how
> > long that will last we don't know.
> Then:
> a) help fixing RC bugs in Debian, so the release can happen earlier

I've already looked into these bus, for sure. Not many of them I can
contribute to, unfortunately :(

> b) push the patches for Hurd (build) issues *upstream*

I have ben doing so, for some packages with good results, e.g. uptimed,
but that takes extra effort, and the Debian Maintainers should be the
interface normally (perhaps not when in freeze). 

> You seem to assume everything must happen "in Debian", forgetting the 
> upstream side and that having a patch accepted in Debian does not mean 
> the job with it is done.

Debian will be the _first_ provider of GNU/Hurd. That is worthwhile.

> To be honest, there are enough bugs and missing stuff in software 
> already compiled, with a good part of it has most probably never been 
> run by anyone...

Yes, I know, and so is the situation for kFreeBSD too. More users
needed...That's another story. But as I said, the more packages, the
more chances of finding out bugs to handle (hopefully).

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