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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:25:14 +0000
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Michal Suchanek, le Tue 18 Mar 2008 13:15:27 +0100, a écrit :
> > Debian doesn't wait for non-official architectures to catch up.
> They do delete Hurd packages when there are no new ones to replace
> them?

No, but they do delete _all packages when there are new ones to replace
them, even if the _hurd rdeps are not compiled yet.

> >  > Can't there be a server with a Hurd repository that archives enough of
> >  > core packages to allow building a Hurd system out of these?
> >
> >
> > The problem is to determine automatically what has to be kept.
> Everything. There aren't that many packages for the Hurd.

There are currently ~3600 packages installed. Plus the _all packages...
Keeping all the versions is quite some disk space.

> Plus keep all versions of packages on some "hurd-core" list until
> somebody manually marks a newer version as verified working.

It's not necessarily so simple, you need to check all the rdeps etc.


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