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


Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> (2019-03-02):
> 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.)

I don't have any answers here. My searching debian-boot@ for “s390x” in
the body and “installation-report” in the subject returned this small
list of bug reports: #575682, #296930, #608407, #694771, #851790,
#859889, #923524 (which you know about…).

Anyway, just to confirm: if one hacks an archive to get gnome-core out
of the amd64's Packages file, tasksel (run from a chroot rather than
from d-i, configured with this hacked repository) still lists the gnome
desktop task as an available option…

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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