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Re: release update: Etch 4.0, Blockers and Goals, Arch status, kernel 2.4, etc

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 05:06:49PM +0000, Marc Brockschmidt <he@debian.org> wrote:
> (...)
> Etch will carry 4.0 as version number.

Just out of curiosity, what is the rationale behind the major version change ?

> (...)
> And these release goals currently:
> - - LSB 3.1 compatibility
> - - SELinux support
> - - pervasive ipv6 support
> - - pervasive LFS (large files) support
> - - new python framework
> - - NFS v4 support

I'd like to add this one:
- Remove mozilla

That involves rebuilding all packages that depend on mozilla against
xulrunner. Bug #370436 is tracking the progress.

While talking about release, I got bitten by #377418 which I'm pretty
sure, on top of being a problem with all mozilla-based packages
(thunderbird, firefox, xulrunner, mozilla), is something that is
probably present on a lot of packages: those using uname in their build

The problem here is that the buildd in question is running a 64bit
kernel while building 32bit binaries. The same problem would happen if
building i386 binaries on amd64 buildds. Now my question is: could these
bugs be treated ignore-etch ? It's indeed RC, but is it release blocker
that all packages in etch can be built this way ? If it is the case,
someone with an amd64 or a sparc64 or anything that can do bi-arch
should try to build the whole archive to find those packages that have
the problem.



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