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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:01:21 +0100

On 18/03/2008, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> 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.

Not all versions, the latest that can be installed, theoretically.
Which means it has to include the _all rdeps. If that's too much just
select something like x11-desktop which has to be installable if an
usable demo system is to be created, and track only that +

>  > 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.

But checking rdeps can be automated, and it's supposedly already
working for the Debian archive.



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