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Re: GSoC application deadline passed


From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:34:42 +0100

On 17/03/2008, Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> wrote:
> Arne Babenhauserheide, le Mon 17 Mar 2008 12:26:30 +0100, a écrit :
>
> > > As for automatically building live CDs and/or qemu images, this would be
>  > > very useful -- maybe that part is indeed an appropriate task for GSoC.
>  > > But as others pointed out, there are often issues with building a
>  > > working system that require manual intervention; so it's questionable
>  > > how far this process can really be automated... I think this needs some
>  > > more consideration.
>  >
>  > Maybe some people with more background knowledge could add their feedback
>  > there.
>  >
>  > Would it be possible to simplify the process _a lot_ with the right tools?
>
>
> The problem is that there is no easy automatic process: missing
>  dependencies have to be found in the archive, etc.
>
What kind of archive? Shouldn't Debian just keep the packages until
new ones are built?
Can't there be a server with a Hurd repository that archives enough of
core packages to allow building a Hurd system out of these?

Thanks

Michal

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