Re: [dark: READ!] CD images / Re: Formal objection: Changing how the testing of potato works would invalidate the whole test. So please don't change it.
On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 09:14:54AM +0200, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> On Sun, 14 May 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > All boot-floppies are ready (except ARM, but that's an opaque thing :), and
> > the CD images have been created. So, we can test potato installation and
> > upgrade with those.
> As advertised on cdimage.debian.org, there are (still) _NO_ official CD images
> of the first test cycle.
> The reason is that we are still WAITING for several things to happen. We are
> not going to release officially broken CDs, because broken CDs can't be
That's a bit of a Catch-22, because everyone else is WAITING for the CD images.
> This is my current WaitingFor list: (comments are welcome!)
My first comment is that this is the first I've heard of this list.
> - 2.2.13 floppies install
I did this just now.
> - upgrade-alpha install (see #63890)
> - upgrade-i386 install (see #63890)
> - upgrade-m68k install (see #63890)
> - upgrade-sparc install (see #63890)
As you have guessed, a signature from a Debian developer is necessary to
get something into the archive. The main exception is stuff the archive
maintainers can review for themselves, such as documentation and small
> (Confirmed 05/13)
What does this mean?
> - apt 0.3.19 install
> - libc6 re-upload & re-install
> - libc6-dev, 2.1.3-10.1 upload & install
Installing these will invalidate the boot-floppies we already have.
Please get in touch with the boot-floppies team if you think the
current ones are not useful even for the first test cycle.
> arm ???
> - floppies ???
> ARM will not release with 2.2 as there is no way to install it.
> Maybe 2.2.1 if people are providing boot-stuff.
Yes, they are rather late with their boot-floppies. But I see
2.2.14 ones for ARM in Incoming now. This is still a problem because
it's a binary upload and the boot-floppies source is still at 2.2.13.
There have been a lot of communication problems with the ARM porters;
I hope they can work out this one.
> We will NOT be releasing official CD images before all this has been resolved.
> (And yes, it's me who controls that, since I'm the webmaster of
Perhaps we should find someone else to do that, since you're obviously on
a power trip. I don't see how you got that job without being a Debian
developer in the first place.
> I'd finally like to see some action from ftpmaster/release manager (i.e.
> dark). He's being _extremely_ communicative to us CD people :-(
Why, thank you. I should note that I am _not_ ftpmaster, however. I
am a member of a team of five archive maintainers, and currently a
mostly inactive member because I'm busy being release manager.