Re: Source compliance for D-I build dependencies: follow-up
Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> this is a very late follow-up, but apparently just in time, to . I'm
> very sorry about the delay (though I never got the follow-up Otavio
> promised). Here's a draft of what I think is needed, we'd appreciate if
> you (-boot) could go over it, both the general lines and the details,
> and tell us whether you belive it to be complete and enough.
> : http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2008/09/msg01266.html
Hey, we talked about it at IRC once or twice IIRC... I've started
working at the script to mark safe and non-safe build-depends but
didn't finished it.
> The easy part is the handling of udeb-providing packages: we we'll just
> wait, as usual, for d-i RM ack/nack before unblocking. If an update
> *must* get through, and d-i RM acks it, we'll just copy the previous
> version to a special suite as it was done in Etch. (We will copy the
> source and the udeb only, not the regular packages. This is what was
> done in Etch, and it makes sense that is correct. Please speak up if
> it's not.)
> Now, for the less easy part: code that gets embedded. Steve Langasek has
> kindly provided us with an initial draft for the list of packages that
> should be checked . This is a subset of D-I's build-dependencies,
> those where he knew the requirement applied. (His list included m68k
> packages, I've dropped those. He's also unsure about some arm packages,
> it'd be great to receive confirmation about them. I also changed
> glibc-pic, which is a virtual package, to the ones providing it.)
> : http://minbar.dodds.net/~vorlon/sync-d-i-build-deps.txt
> Please find below the list of those packages with their versions in
> testing and unstable. It would be really great if you could check it,
> and see if more packages need to be added to it. See below about this.
> Regarding those packages not in sync, both arcboot and mkvmlinuz are a
> translation-only upload, so I'll unblock them. As for gcc-4.3, I think
> 4.3.2-2 is Lenny material, I'll check with doko.
> package | source | testing | unstable | ok
> libgcc1 | gcc-4.3 | 4.3.2-1.1 | 4.3.2-2 | no
> mkvmlinuz | mkvmlinuz | 34 | 35 | no
> tip22 | arcboot | 0.3.11 | 0.3.12 | no
> aboot | aboot | 1.0~pre20040408-3 | 1.0~pre20040408-3 | yes
> apex-nslu2 | apex | 126.96.36.199 | 188.8.131.52 | yes
> bf-utf-source | bf-utf | 0.05-0.1 | 0.05-0.1 | yes
> colo | colo | 1.22-1 | 1.22-1 | yes
> elilo | elilo | 3.8-1 | 3.8-1 | yes
> genisovh | genisovh | 0.1-3 | 0.1-3 | yes
> libc6-pic | glibc | 2.7-18 | 2.7-18 | yes
> libc6.1-pic | glibc | 2.7-18 | 2.7-18 | yes
> libnewt-pic | newt | 0.52.2-11.3 | 0.52.2-11.3 | yes
> libslang2-pic | slang2 | 2.1.3-3 | 2.1.3-3 | yes
> nwutil | nwutil | 1.8-2 | 1.8-2 | yes
> palo | palo | 1.16+nmu1 | 1.16+nmu1 | yes
> sibyl | sibyl | 2.4.2-2 | 2.4.2-2 | yes
> slugimage | slugimage | 1:0.0+r104-5 | 1:0.0+r104-5 | yes
> sparc-utils | sparc-utils | 1.9-4 | 1.9-4 | yes
> syslinux | syslinux | 2:3.71+dfsg-5 | 2:3.71+dfsg-5 | yes
> uboot-mkimage | uboot-mkimage | 0.4 | 0.4 | yes
> upx-ucl | upx-ucl | 3.01-3 | 3.01-3 | yes
> yaboot | yaboot | 1.3.13a-1 | 1.3.13a-1 | yes
> This list is generated directly from ftp-master's database, in what
> started as a very simple SQL query, and then got, uhm, less simple. I
> did this because it's more effective not to query projectb over http.
> The script is attached.
The script is quite nice and clear. I believe we could add it in d-i
svn to allow us easier updating but where to run it could be discussed
after Lenny goes out.
> I'm happy to do with this script whatever -boot prefers: run it on
> ftp-master for d-i team to use its output, or donate it for you to run
> yourselves on merkel (in this case, I volunteer to maintain the SQL
> part, and whatever bits are needed; but it wouldn't be difficult to find
> more SQL-savy people around in Debian, so it's in now way only
> maintenable by me).
I'd like to thank you about the offer to maintain the SQL of it. Your
script looks very safe and easy to improve. I liked it :-)
> Adding packages is just a matter of adding a line to the script.
> *Eventually*, I think it would be very good if the list could be
> obtained directly from the debian-installer source package. I see that
> the build-dependency list for d-i is extensively commented. If you wish,
> maybe you could add a line in a pre-defined format that signals "this
> build-dependency must be in sync". If you do that, I'd be happy to
> extend the script to parse that information. (Or it can be changed to
> just accept a list of packages on stdin, and you can parse your
> build-dependencies yourselves, as you wish.)
I've started to prepare that list and it is still unfinished. I
believe we can make it much better for Squeeze and have a nice list of
packages that need or not to be in sync.
Running current script, from d-i svn, gives:
cpio 2.9-13 2.9-14 -
dctrl-tools 2.13.0 2.13.1 -
debhelper 7.0.15 7.0.17 -
libgcc1 1:4.3.2-1.1 1:4.3.2-2 *
mkvmlinuz 34 35 *
tip22 0.3.11 0.3.12 *
So we're safe...
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