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From: drobbins@g.o
Subject: Re: phew!
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 08:55:23 -0700
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 07:57:48AM +0100, Achim Gottinger wrote:

> Hmm, there is no devfs bootdisk here :-) I think we should not switch to
> devfs in rc4. I'm not planning to recheck all packages, and I think it is a
> good idea to make the required changes to a few packages that do not support
> devfs during a complete recheck which I whant to do before final 1.0 or rc5.

OK, that's fine.

> There is one problem with supvervise I detected yesterday.  I ran a
> package-build of all current-packages.new over night and forgott to append a
> ebuild clear after package build, so my disk ran out of space. This causes
> supervise/multlog to output a warning like "can not append to
> /var/log/syslog.d/current" in an endless loop.  If this happens with syslog
> the system keeps quiet.  I want to test md/lvm together with reiserfs/nfs.
> And I want to test the new kernel on the primekom machine that did freeze
> during kernel-boot.

I think that the solution to this is for me to make Portage clean up after
itself.

> How about a working recursive pkgmerge?

Yes, I forgot about this.  It's 93% done :)  I had to stop work on it because
the next day, I started building the new server and my motherboard died.

> Another question, what kernel do you use at the moment test12, prerelease or
> final ac1/2/3.?

I'm using test12.

> I made a new package for 2.4.0ac3 called 2.4.0.3. This includes all neccesary
> fixes for reiserfs as announced in the reiserfs-mailinglist.  It includes a
> modified reiserfs/nfs patch.  I run it here since a few hours without
> problems, but did not test more extensive yet. I had a few strange problems
> with prerelease and 2.4.0ac1/2 kernels which did not occur with ac3.

OK; I have a feeling that we will see rapid kernel development from 2.4.0 to about
2.4.3 as people find new bugs since the kernel is now being used by a wider audience.

Best Regards,

-- 
Daniel Robbins					<drobbins@g.o>
President/CEO					http://www.gentoo.org 
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.			

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-- drobbins
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