Re: LSB 3.1 status for etch
On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 11:21 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Jeff Licquia]
> > Most of the current tests pass. Of those that don't, most are
> > recognized deficiencies. In sum, there are two potential issues
> > with Debian and the LSB: a possible bug in cpio, and an issue with
> > the libX11 ABI that is common to X.org distributions.
> If I got this right, we could fix one issue with cpio and claim Debian
> is compliant with LSB 3.1?
Sort of. We have to release etch first. I doubt people want to support
July's etch for all time. :-)
But assuming the cpio problem gets fixed, it would seem that we will be
able to certify etch once it's released.
> I guess now is the time to fix cpio and update policy, then. :)
> Is there a BTS report describing the problem with cpio? I am not sure
> what to look for in
To my knowledge, there is no Debian bug yet.
Some of the other LSB people have started working on the cpio bug since
I posted my report. It's a problem in Fedora Core 5 as well. Our
current theory is that something changed between cpio 2.5 and 2.6,
although we've noted some cpio 2.6 distributions that don't have the
I am currently preparing to analyze the changes between 2.5 and 2.6, to
see if I can isolate the exact change which introduced the problem.