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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
> 	- 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

	- powerpc miboot floppies are ok for the boot image, but the
	  root/driver image where ways to big last time i checked (in the 2-4
	  MB category).

> 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

m68k -> cts is known to be away but should hopefully be back soon. Not sure if
this has a bearing on d-i though.


Sven Luther

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