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Re: beta release update

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 06:43:00PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Just a quick update on what's up with the beta release. Cc'd to -release
> mostly because it has a certian bearing on architecture requalification.
> I've started to make uploads of the debian-installer package to try to
> get it autobuilding and see when it fails. The not-so-pretty results can
> be seen here:
> http://people.debian.org/~igloo/status.php?packages=debian-installer
> These will be repeated until it builds on enough arches to release.
> A lot of udebs have already been synced into testing for the beta. One
> or two proved problimatic to get into testing (like cdebconf), and I've
> been messing with getting those last things synced on and off all week.
> There's potentially one more big sync, for the log-output and added
> translations, I haven't decided if that set of changes will make the
> beta yet.
> http://merkel.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/testing-summary.html
> Various other issues that need to be dealt with before the beta are
> listed at http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianInstallerToday and
> http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianInstallerEtchBeta1Prep
> A few notable ones:
> 	- hppa hasn't had any kind of successful build or install in
> 	  ages, though perhaps this will change soon, since they are
> 	  working on it

I've successfully built locally, created an ISO, and done CD and network
based installs on a B180 a few days ago.  I'm pretty confident that
things are ok for hppa, if we can work round the poxml build dependency
issue that is currently breaking Jeffs builds.  I've not looked in to


> 	- sparc 2.4 and mipsel (cobalt) netboot images are too big too boot
> 	- parted destroys vfat partitions on resize
> 	- s390 doesn't have a working parted
> 	- the desktop task is still broken in testing
> 	- CD builds are down (being worked on)
> 	- sparc is missing a di-utils udeb thanks to
> 	  broken/slow/nonexistant buildd. There can be only one.
> 	- ia64 still fails to build due to binutils bug #326103
> If I had to guess at the architectures we'd release the beta for today,
> I'd say alpha, amd64, arm, i386, m68k (state unknown), mips, mipsel
> (partially broken), powerpc, sparc (partially broken).
> The only absolute requirements for the release right now seem to be getting
> udebs synced, getting images to autobuild and CDs building again, and
> doing something about the broken desktop task.
> -- 
> see shy jo

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