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Re: Debian Hurd package dependencies [Was: GSoC application deadline pas

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Debian Hurd package dependencies [Was: GSoC application deadline passed]
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:32:15 +0000
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Michal Suchanek, le Wed 19 Mar 2008 12:22:48 +0100, a écrit :
> On 19/03/2008, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> > Michal Suchanek, le Wed 19 Mar 2008 10:53:13 +0100, a écrit :
> > > On 18/03/2008, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> >  > If packages are missing it should be resolved by archiving a minimal
> >  > set of packages that are required for a decent base system.
> >
> >
> > That's what "testing" does yes.
> Just a few messages back in this thread somebody said that
> dependencies of Hurd packages aren't archived because Debian deletes
> the _all packages when the arch specific packages for all supported
> architectures are uploaded.

I actually meant `that's what a typical "testing" does'. I wasn't
referring to the "testing" distribution of Debian which doesn't wait for
non-candidate archs.

> >  > If there are other problems these are bugs that should be fixed.
> >
> >
> > And that are fixed by hand in a distributed way by debian developpers.
> >  Doing it ourselves would be a big job.
> If they are Hurd specific problems you cannot expect Debian developers
> to even learn about them, let alone fix them.

They aren't.  It's just that the hurd-i386 buildd lags behind, and that
alone leads to issues, like building old packages with newer libraries
for instance.

> In my experience problems for which a patch and an explanation is
> provided gets fixed eventually but that's about all you can expect.

"Eventually" can be quite long you know :)

> And if you have a patch you can as well put a package into a Hurd
> specific archive.

That's what hurdfr & debian-ports are doing, yes.


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