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Re: To block GNOME 2.10 or not

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:30:43AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> the GNOME team is facing a dillema regarding the migration of GNOME 2.10
> to sarge. The issue comes from #313219 : basically, gnomeVFS 2.10
> crashes when running over a 2.4 kernel. This comes from a bug in glibc,
> which is solved in the experimental version.
> Currently, we have let a bug opened on gnomeVFS, so that it waits for
> the new glibc in unstable - I was told it is to be uploaded to unstable
> soon. However, with the unavoidable delay the glibc migration to testing
> will face, we'll be stuck without GNOME 2.10 in etch for a few weeks.
> Things could get worse if it overlaps with some scheduled transitions
> (gcc 4.0, python).

Why don't you upload gnome-vfs with the call to fadvise removed, and turn
it back on once glibc is fixed? It's just a performance optimisation,
after all, and nothing essential.



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