[arch-general] [testing] protocol - {WAS: [arch-dev-public] WARNING - glibc-2.13-2}

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 6 06:08:04 EST 2011

On 06/02/11 20:54, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-06 at 20:37 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 06/02/11 20:16, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2011-02-06 at 20:10 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>>>> I have removed the glibc-2.13-2 package until a fix is committed to
>>>> upstream git.  All users should downgrade to the version in [core].
>>>> Allan
>>> While I understand why Allan did this, shouldn't this be unnecessary for
>>> the [testing] repo? Those who use it know what to do, after all....
>> Probably.  And if the breakage was more minor, I would have left it
>> there (e.g. what has been done with the make package).   But given I
>> still do not 100% understand the bug and the there is no real schedule
>> for an upstream fix, I thought it best to just make everybody's life
>> easier and remove the package for the time being.
>> Allan
> Ah. I guess the fact that its not really an upstream release but a bunch
> of backported stuff also has an effect?

Not really.  Most of the toolchain is built from snapshots from the 
upstream release branches rather than actual releases.  Normally that 
results in less breakages! :P

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