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Re: call for ports to begin using 2.4.0 headers for glibc

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 03:26:03PM +0100, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 11:05:39PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Well, the big deal is that to enable LFS on glibc, it must be compiled
> > against 2.4.0 headers. This does not break when running on 2.2.x
> You mean we have to make binNMUs of glibc? Or will you make a new upload
> which explicitly requests kernel-headers 2.4.0?

No, just build the next release with 2.4.0 headers. No need to make a

> > arch I build myself). I would like all other archs to follow suit
> > (whoever builds glibc for that particular arch), even if it means using
> > local 2.4.0 source (and not something in the archive) so long as you
> > plan to fill this gap once a 2.4.0/2.4.1 source is available in sid.
> Right now I only see this in the pools: kernel-image-2.4.0-test11-i386
> There isn't an official 2.4.0 source yet in the archive?
> Besides, we could probably build kernel-images for 2.4 on m68k, but they do
> not work so well yet (at least on my box the IDE driver is not yet working,
> rendering the kernel useless for me). Do you want those in the archive? But
> who cares, I even uploaded xfree4.0 now to make the archive happy...

There is a kernel-source-2.4.0-test11, and Xu used that to create the
above headers package for i386 (no kernel-image packages). So no, you
don't need to create any 2.4.0 kernel images, just so long as glibc
starts supporting it on your arch.

> > with ppc, i386 and sparc. Any other ports that want me to keep them in sync,
> > feel free to donate h/w.
> How about using debian funds to pay that hardware? I only have one m68k
> machine, I am not sure if I want to donate that one to you, I could not work
> for m68k anymore then. 
> Or maybe get it donated by somebody else, and not necessarily by a
> developer, after all I am "donating" quite a lot already. IMHO.

Well I don't want you to give up your only machine for this, just noting
it would be easier for me to keep the archs in sync with glibc (and test
directly) if I had h/w to use myself :) I could probably get an m68k to
build on, but not anytime soon.


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