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Re: Bits from the DPL: DSA and buildds and DAM, oh my!



On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 05:14:17AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:44:55AM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> >   Do you want a Simple example ? For almost 4 or 5 months (if not more)
> > there is no Alpha machine available to developers, one being restricted,
> > the other in lock down, waiting for a setup I guess (<-- did you remark
> > the I guess ? I mean I don't know what's going on, and nobody knows
> > afaict). The "problem" is, I'm now helping packaging the glibc, and we
> > have a couple of alpha-only bugs. Things really stupid like headers
> > problems, that would almost take a full minute to be fixed. BUt that bug
> > fix is pending james, Ryan or a local admin work (again I've to guess),
> > and nothing is coming, neither explanation on why no alpha machine is
> > accessible, nor why it takes so long, nor an ETA.
> 
> [...]
> 
> >   I understand they cannot communicate about _everything_. But a
> > downtime like that _is_ worth communicating.
> 
> I'm not sure what you're asking to be communicated.

  The following of the mail looks perfect to me, I would really have
liked to have a place where I could have read that in the first place.
db.d.o/machines.cgi does not lists that.

> https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi correctly documents the status of escher
> as 'lock down', and yes, this status is unchanged for many months because of
> the lack of a kernel image for alpha that includes the fix for the last
> security hole.
> 
> It's been suggested that the local admin might find the time to work on this
> subsequent to the relocation (the same relocation that caused the alpha
> buildd outage -- goedel and escher are hosted together).  But it would be
> premature to plan around that, currently escher is not just locked down, it
> doesn't respond to pings at all.
> 
> I plan to see what I can do to help on this if it remains unresolved, but
> not until post-etch...

  thanks for this information.

-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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