Re: slink release (and status discussion)
On Mon, Feb 15, 1999 at 11:25:09PM +0100, Eric Delaunay wrote:
> Hello dear sparc developers,
> it appears that slink will be released in one week or so. Are we ready to
> release our sparc port or do we have to wait for potato ?
Brian said that he schedules release for 2nd of March.
I'd say we are almost ready and we'll be ready by release time.
> I almost finished the bootdisks including 2.2.1 kernel support for sun4[cdm] &
> sun4u. I commited my changes to the CVS tree of boot-floppies package
> yesterday evening and I will upload a new set of bootdisks soon (in 1 or 2
> days I hope).
This is great news. Thanks for all your hard work on the boot
floppies, Eric, I guess they'll be really nifty ;-)
> I've just uploaded new sparc-utils package which now provide tilo (required to
> build the bootdisks).
> I'm in the progress of recompiling libc 5.3.12 to fix the missing source
> package problem (source package is now named libc-sparc).
Even better. That's one piece which was missing.
> What else to be done before the release ?
> - X11: what is the status of X packages ?
According to Anders and Steve they work for them. I'll try them
soonish. I guess Anders is in communication with Branden to get the
architecture (alpha + sparc) patch in the (hopefully) last X upload
before release of slink.
> - kernel-image 2.2.1 for both sun4[cdm] & sun4u should be uploaded to slink
> (along with kernel-source-2.2.1 & kernel-patch...).
Ben Collins packaged Davem's 2.2.x sparc patch and you compiled your
images for the boot floppies. That makes two perfect candidates for
doing the upload ;-)
> - a new kernel-image 2.0.35 should also be uploaded (missing CDROM support,
> ...). I compiled the one I use in my bootdisks; could I upload it as is?
Sure you can. Much appreciated.
> - bootable CDROM (I don't have time to burn it, sorry).
Steve perhaps ?
- catching up with the slink packages
My job ;-)
I hope to resolve the question of source patches and the slink source
packages with Brian (see thread 'Re: Uploaded gdb ....' on
debian-devel). I hope to get most of the fixes and recompilations done
by the weekend.
Everyone who is running the frozen slink distribution on his/her sparc
should report any bug to the list. During the recompilations I found
3-4 simple dependency bugs but there should be more of them hiding
- sparc webpage on www.debian.org
Jules could you update the sparc specific webpage. The problems with
bash, X and signal stuff are fixed quite a while now.
> PS: should I upgrade the kernel headers included in the libc5 package to
> 2.0.35 (it is 2.0.33 actually) ?
The slink release of Debian/Sparc is drawing near ...
Eric Delaunay, the fearless master of the boot floppies
Steve Dunham, general hacker (I really mean hacker) on the bleeding edge
Anders Hammarquist, master of X on sparc _and_ alpha
Christian Meder, can't remember what he actually did ;-)
the forefathers who laid the groundwork for the current Debian sparc
port like Juan Cespedes, ...
the magnificent upstream guys who made all of this possible (in order
Linus Torvalds (you know him I'm sure ;-),
David Miller (him too),
Miguel de Icaza Amozurrutia (of Gnome fame, involved in sparc hacking in the
Jakub Jelinek (_the_ Ultra (Penguin) guy),
Ulrich Drepper (of glibc2.1 fame),
lots of other people I forgot or don't know
Christian Meder, email: email@example.com
What's the railroad to me ?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
(Henry David Thoreau)
- slink release
- From: Eric Delaunay <firstname.lastname@example.org>