Rene Rebe | 2 Jan 16:20 2005
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[RFC] glibc update (to 2.3-branch 2004-12-24)


Hi all,

(I'm in a hurry so only some quickly written shorter mails.)

As discussed previously I tried to update glibc to a more stable base 
using the new 2.3-branch, with a checkout dated 2004-12-24.

It builds on x86 and PowerPC and shows no stability issues so far.

So far it only shows a few regressions due to malloc conclicts:

5-a2ps.err:path-concat.c:34: error: conflicting types for 'malloc'
5-kterm.err:button.c:44: error: conflicting types for 'malloc'
5-tcp_wrappers.err:scaffold.c:28: error: conflicting types for 'malloc'

and I think:

5-ntfsprogs.err:ntfsclone.c:914: error: `block_size' undeclared (first 
use in this function)

Of course fixable within some minutes.

Total errors so far:

Error logs from default-2.1.0-beta3-x86-pentium-mmx-32-desktop-expert:

  [5] base/tcp_wrappers                   [5] network/openldap
  [5] graphic/a2ps                        [5] network/gsmlib
  [5] e17/efsd                            [5] e17/entrance
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Rene Rebe | 2 Jan 16:22 2005
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[RFC] Copyright note content


Hi all,

you might have already noticed that I did the necessary Create-CopyPatch 
work during the year flip.

This is a call for comments about what texts we should implant - e.g. 
take a look how I modified the text in SVN:HEAD:

Yours,

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Rene Rebe | 2 Jan 16:30 2005
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[RFC] T2 domain to be registered


Hi all,

of course www.exactcode.de was never intended as permanent site for the 
T2 project - although we do not have a problem to keep it there for PR 
reasons ;-(

But I think it looks more professional and should increase the community 
feeling in favour of the "this is a ExactCode product" look it has now.

We already discussed some possible domains on IRC, so far we have:

   t2-sde.org
   t2sde.org
   t2-project.org

To bad t2.org is already grabbed ... :-(

I think we agree that T2 already got to known to change to some more 
colorful name in the style of Fedora or so. So we should stick with it, 
shouldn't we?

Votes or other suggestions are very welcome.

Yours,

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Juergen "George" Sawinski | 3 Jan 14:18 2005
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Re: [RFC] Config/config.in rework


Alejandro Mery wrote:
> Hi, i just reworked how config.in and subconfig.in are loaded, for
> flexibility and speed.
> 
> the rule is:
> config-$n.in from misc/ and package/:
>  noexpert: n<500
>  expert: n>=500
> config.in are assumed as 750.
> that value is used to sort them
> 
> subconfig.in files are grouped too, and searched on package/ only
> 
> it needs some renaming after applying.
> 
> Comments?

Actually no, meaning I have no objections.
George

Juergen "George" Sawinski | 3 Jan 14:29 2005
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Re: [RFC] glibc update (to 2.3-branch 2004-12-24)


Hi all.

Rene Rebe wrote:
> As discussed previously I tried to update glibc to a more stable base 
> using the new 2.3-branch, with a checkout dated 2004-12-24.
> 
> It builds on x86 and PowerPC and shows no stability issues so far.
Sounds good so far.

> So far it only shows a few regressions due to malloc conclicts:
[snip]
Sounds strange, how come that there are malloc conflicts?

> But the update does not fix our bash-3.x seg-fault problem and the first 
> build on a machine using the T2 (or ROCK) toolchain will segfault in the 
> build - I think due to the flist wrapper beeing linked against the old 
> one and some data structure layout change. This might be a fundamental 
> design flaw in those and not necessarily a glibc bug ...

What kind of hint do you have that it is related to fl_wrapper?

> And I had to restart some application (notably konqueror)that do domain 
> name lookups since they where no longer able to perform them 
> (gethostbyname or so). But this is not such a problem as the seg-fault 
> during the first build into a running system ...

So it's ABI but no API compatible?

> Votes please - yours,
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Juergen "George" Sawinski | 3 Jan 14:36 2005
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Re: [RFC] T2 domain to be registered


Vote:

>   t2-sde.org
+5
>   t2sde.org
  0
>   t2-project.org
-5

Juergen "George" Sawinski | 3 Jan 14:38 2005
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Re: [RFC] Copyright note content


Rene Rebe wrote:
> you might have already noticed that I did the necessary Create-CopyPatch 
> work during the year flip.
> 
> This is a call for comments about what texts we should implant - e.g. 
> take a look how I modified the text in SVN:HEAD:
eh, were?

Rene Rebe | 3 Jan 14:46 2005
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Re: [RFC] glibc update (to 2.3-branch 2004-12-24)


Hi,

Juergen "George" Sawinski wrote:

>> So far it only shows a few regressions due to malloc conclicts:
> 
> [snip]
> Sounds strange, how come that there are malloc conflicts?

These packages have some maloc prototype in the source that does not 
match the one of glibc anymore. E.g. __THROW or so missing; in the way 
we had to fix the errno definitions months ago.

>> But the update does not fix our bash-3.x seg-fault problem and the 
>> first build on a machine using the T2 (or ROCK) toolchain will 
>> segfault in the build - I think due to the flist wrapper beeing linked 
>> against the old one and some data structure layout change. This might 
>> be a fundamental design flaw in those and not necessarily a glibc bug ...
> 
> 
> What kind of hint do you have that it is related to fl_wrapper?

That make segfaults after the libc.so get's installed. But freshly 
started processes do not suffer such problems, neither does a subsequent 
glibc build. I review in detail later.

>> And I had to restart some application (notably konqueror)that do 
>> domain name lookups since they where no longer able to perform them 
>> (gethostbyname or so). But this is not such a problem as the seg-fault 
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Rene Rebe | 3 Jan 14:46 2005
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Re: [RFC] Copyright note content


Hi,

Juergen "George" Sawinski wrote:

> Rene Rebe wrote:
> 
>> you might have already noticed that I did the necessary 
>> Create-CopyPatch work during the year flip.
>>
>> This is a call for comments about what texts we should implant - e.g. 
>> take a look how I modified the text in SVN:HEAD:
> 
> eh, were?

The texts at the head of ./scripts/Create-CopyPatch.

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Rene Rebe | 3 Jan 14:53 2005
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Re: [RFC] T2 domain to be registered


Hi,

if we /all/ rate them ±5:

Juergen "George" Sawinski wrote:
> 
> Vote:
> 
>>   t2-sde.org
> 
> +5
+5
>>   t2sde.org
> 
>  0
-5
>>   t2-project.org
> 
> -5
0

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