john.dong at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 21:46:11 CDT 2005
Upon second thoughts, perhaps it's best to leave this as an unofficial
backport and have users decide for themselves if they want it.
Which brings up another topic. Perhaps we need a 'Ubuntu Community
Repository', an unsupported collection of packages community members
On Friday 12 August 2005 06:52 pm, Martin Meredith wrote:
> I dont agree with getting rid of some checks... and backporting perl
> modules like SVN::Perl shouldnt really cause any problems as long as the
> whole chain is backported...
> John Dong wrote:
> > Dude, let's think for a bit: svk 0.29.... svk 1.00-1.... Which one is
> > much less functional? ;) No matter what kind of problems removing two of
> > 9985 Unit Checks causes, it's still DRAMATICALLY better than what Hoary
> > had to offer.
> > Furthermore, "problems" would be limited to svk only, and svk users in
> > their right minds wouldn't be using 0.29, either!
> > Now, if you backport perl modules like SVN::Mirror, you can cause A LOT
> > of problems with compatiblity with other packages -- which is the one
> > thing Backports tries to avoid.
> > It's a much better idea to modify svk to build.
> > On 8/12/05, *Martin Meredith* <martin at sourceguru.net
> > <mailto:martin at sourceguru.net>> wrote:
> > "Official" hoary backports have to be built from breezy... and I'm
> > sure you understand that removing version checks etc etc etc is bad, and
> > can cause major problems with stability.
> > Is it not possible and better to backport those perl modules too?
> > John Dong wrote:
> > > I've been using svk for a couple weeks now, and I find Hoary's
> > version
> > > very inadequate. So, I backported 1.00-1 from Breezy. It's working
> > very
> > > well, and in the unofficial Backports tree.
> > >
> > > I'd like to see this in the official Backports tree, too. However,
> > > there's a few build issues:
> > >
> > > 1) The specific versions of perl modules that it depends on cannot
> > > be satisfied in Hoary. I removed the version checks.
> > >
> > > 2) About 5 unit tests fail, which forces the build to fail.
> > > Investigating on these failures, they're for new features that want
> > > those newer perl modules. However, these features aren't in SVK
> > > 0.29 anyway, so it's still a HUGE improvement from Hoary!
> > >
> > > So, control needs to be edited, and rules needs to be edited to
> > > remove "make test" (disable unit testing). I've used backported svk
> > > quite a bit, with no problems at all.
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