Re: Fixing -pthreads (Re: ports and -current)

From: Kris Kennaway <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 22:54:53 -0700
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 01:44:35AM -0400, Daniel Eischen wrote:

> I don't think committing fixes for -current breakages should cause
> problems for 4.9-RELEASE (especially with the caveat that they be
> compile tested on -stable).  Out of curiosity, what's the reason
> the tag can't be laid now?  In a better world, freezing -stable
> shouldn't hinder -current.

There are other fixes that are still being committed.  It was a
release engineering decision to upgrade kde and gnome for 4.9-R, and
there are still bugs being shaken out as a result.

Since you (and others who have expressed similar puzzlement about the
need for ports freezes) are not involved in the actual mechanics of
FreeBSD release engineering, please just try to accept that there are
technical challenges in making sure that things don't go wrong at the
last minute, and the way we try to make sure the release doesn't get
botched up by a poorly-considered change at the 11th hour is by
enforcing a period of quietude on the tree so that there's a
reasonable chance that any problems will be detected before the
release instead of after.

This is the reality of it, and wishing that things were different just
isn't productive right now.

> > What, precisely, do you object to in the above proposal?
> 1, 2, and 3.  I don't think backing out -pthread change helps
> much in fixing ports...

Again, why?  Please explain instead of asserting, because that's
getting us nowhere towards resolving this.

Received on Sat Sep 20 2003 - 20:55:03 UTC

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