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Re: beta release update

On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 02:36:28PM +0100, Richard Hirst wrote:
> 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
> that.

poxml is only needed for documentation, which is arch: all and will never be
used on hppa. Just get ride of the dependency, or install a dummy package of
that name.

Having d-i depend on kde (poxml is a kde package, right) is not a good thing
for this kind of builds :)


Sven Luther

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