Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:29:46 +0200 From: Igmar Palsenberg <igmar@...senberg.com> To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Owl 4.0 priorities > Right. > > This is needed for and allows for not only kernel update, but also glibc > update, although we'll also need to update binutils first (but this > should be easy). So maybe the next steps after gcc update are: binutils > update, glibc update. I think having fresh glibc is highly desirable > for work on and updates of other userland packages. Updating/testing > them on older glibc, which is to be updated before the release anyway, > is a less productive use of our time. Why is a glib update needed in the first place ? >> * Packetize new stuff / update existing. ppp*, network sniffing tools, >> LAMP, parted, etc. > > Yes. Some of these might be a higher priority than some of the tasks > above, so some of this work should proceed in parallel. Can we specify those ? I'll be more then happy to assist in packaging / reviewing stuff. >> * Repository setup (apt?). > > As discussed, the choice of repository type in part depends on what > libraries we end up packaging anyway, such as for LAMP components. > At this time, all of zypper, apt, and yum are within consideration. > >> These are likely to be mixed during the process. However there are some >> rather strong dependencies: >> >> - Kernel update, IPv6, new tools, repository need MUCH space on CD. > > I think IPv6 support doesn't need much extra CD space. Other things you > mentioned do. > >> - Kernel update, new tools likely need new gcc as some new software >> doesn't compile by our gcc 3.4.5. > > Yes, and also because our and our users' time spent testing stuff is > made better use of if such testing is applied to builds that are more > similar to those we'll have in the next release. Updating gcc and glibc > early will result in fewer bugs remaining in the release. I've got working gcc 4.6.1 packages in OWL-3 stable. Igmar
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