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Re: Corrected tarballs for Emacs 23.2 and 23.3

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: Corrected tarballs for Emacs 23.2 and 23.3
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:16:56 +0100

>>>>> On Fri, 09 Dec 2011, Chong Yidong wrote:

> Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden> writes:
>> Indeed, we could add the diff between 23.3a and 23.3b (about 65 kB
>> uncompressed) to our patchball. We'd still have to distribute the
>> problematic 23.3a tarball though, and mirror it ourselves, because
>> it's gone from GNU mirrors.
>> It would be too much to hope for a 23.3c tarball with timestamps
>> fixed, I suppose?

> Hmm, I'm not sure how the timestamps got messed up. Otherwise 23.xb
> should have no changes from 23.xa apart from the etc/grammars
> directory. Sorry about that.

Apart from the timestamp, there are no other changes in the tarball
outside of the etc/grammars dir. But as noted before, some unrelated
installed files change because of the rebuild.

> But I don't think the problem of increased compilation time is
> severe enough to warrant making new tarballs, unless there is a
> demonstrable bug in usage of the compiled Emacs.

The compile time is not the problem, but the rebuild that results in
loaddefs files with duplicate entries.

And for us as a distro it's the other way around: I cannot add 23.3b
to our stable tree because of those changes in the installed image.
We must go through a complete cycle of testing, because we cannot be
sure that the changes don't cause any subtle bugs (the more since
I didn't see any upstream pretest for the 23.3b release).


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