Well, on 2 of my 3 ppc boxen portage has died today (and I was blamed on
killing it by doing a ^C which is supposedly the cause all my problems -
There are far too many things going on inside portage right now to keep up to
things, so until the new version of portage drobbins has talked about is out
(possibly some time next week) and I can redo all my boxen I will not be
doing much of anything in portage.
We HAVE to educated x86 people immediately on not killing our ARCH and/or
ebuilds in general. It is simply just NOT ok to push a new ebuild with
absolutely no testing unless it is a simple typeo fix, etc.
I have been fighting this losing battle pretty much by myself for the past
week and don't have time tospend like this on things. With Pieter still out
of comission, Doc and daybird are going to be sparadically avail over the
summer and trance just getting up to speed on things it leaves myself and
kainz (who is up to his eyeballs working in kernels right now) to hold down
I have been fixing 4-5 builds/mask problems daily (that are most often fixups
for bad updates pushed by other devs), not to mention working on new ebuilds,
etc. Those 4-5 things are things that work one day, next day they are broken
and has happened almost every single day since I started as a dev.
I updated my portage tree on one machine today (tree was 3 days old), and
there were over 100 (one hundred) changes to the portage tree in 3 days, this
is getting rediculous...for example , (still unkown how or why even after I
spent most o the morning digging thru cvs logs) binutils got opened up to the
world today with a version that (thanks goodness it didnt actually try to
install itself) would have literally destroyed functionality on all ppc
user's machines that installed it, irrecoverably. Things are out of control,
we need QA and we need it _NOW_ damnit!
I also ask (on behalf of peeps in #gentoo-dev) that anyone making changes to
packages or packages.mask filesplease put your name and date in with a
comment on ALL changes. This applies to all developers and since 2 ppc devs
(no names ;) broke this rule within the last 12 hours I was asked by drobbins
to metnion this to the peeps in question. ;)
Overly frustrated and taking a break