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Re: Bug#906016: transition: gjs built with mozjs60

On Tue, 05 Feb 2019 at 10:16:56 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > > * Require task-gnome-desktop to be installable on s390x, but modify
> > >   meta-gnome3 so that on s390x, gnome-core installs something that is not
> > >   the full GNOME 3 desktop used on other architectures, for example
> > >   the GNOME-2-derived gnome-session-flashback

In the absence of other progress, I've staged this in git. I'll release
it soon if nobody else in the team gets there first. The resulting
metapackage appears to be installable on a s390x buster qemu VM with only
sid as an apt source (so, only able to see the version of gjs in sid that
we want to migrate, and not the one in buster that we want to supersede).

On Fri, 08 Feb 2019 at 18:10:01 +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> My worry if I were to do that is that the installer would still offer to install
> GNOME on s390x, and I don't know what would happen if one chose that (I suppose
> apt would realise it's uninstallable and give a proper error, but maybe things
> would explode).
> So if we're going to make task-gnome-desktop uninstallable there, maybe the
> installer shouldn't offer to install it, and that needs changes somewhere in
> tasksel or d-i.

Some questions whose answers I think might be relevant to determining
how much effort is justifiable here:

* Do s390x users install with debian-installer?
* If so, do they install desktop tasks that way?
* Does GNOME (the desktop, as opposed to individual apps) work on s390x
  in earlier Debian releases? (If, as I suspect, the answer is "we don't
  know, nobody has tried it" then that is itself useful information.)


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