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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Restore stable keywords on @system
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:49:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Restore stable keywords on @system by Matt Turner
1 On 01/22/2014 09:01 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
2 > On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> wrote:
3 >> debates the need to
4 >> restore the stable keywords to the @system packages in order to ease
5 >> the build of stage3 tarballs. Right now there is a little bit of
6 >> hackery (read masking) when we build the tarballs since not all the
7 >> latest packages build on MIPS. However, in my opinion, restoring the
8 >> stable keywords on MIPS add extra maintenance effort to an already
9 >> understaffed team by requiring us to test both the latest ~arch and
10 >> the latest stable of all the packages in the @system set.
11 >
12 > I've definitely experienced ~arch problems when building stages. Now
13 > that you and Anthony have taken over those tasks, I don't think my
14 > opinion about which is easier (stable @system, or masking versions
15 > during stage building) is relevant.
16 I am building mips64r2 as we speak, and I have no problems at the moment.
18 The usual blockers were python-3 with multilib stuff blah blah
19 (python-3.3 works ok) and texinfo from
22 both seem to be resolved at this point.
24 >
25 > I think that you're probably right about the added problems of
26 > attempting to keep a stable @system. Other stable architecture teams
27 > aren't really able to keep up and I'm not convinced that we should
28 > try.
30 Given the limited manpower and hardware we have, I would say it is very
31 hard to dedicate a box for testing a stable @system. If someone wants to
32 take over this role, then fine by me, but we need to make sure he will
33 be around and do this for as long as it takes.
35 Personally, I am happy the way things are at the moment and fixing
36 ~arch should be our priority
38 --
39 Regards,
40 Markos Chandras


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-mips] Restore stable keywords on @system Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>