Hmm, let's see if we can turn britney hint file comments into a blog entry...

The apache 2.2 transition is coming along rather well. This is good news, giving us a shot at including a version of apache2 in etch with support for files > 2GB in size. Even though pervasive LFS support has been a goal in Debian since before sarge, when a big part of the interface your library exports to users deals with files it gets tricky to switch on LFS support because of ABI changes.

After tagging for removal a number of apache2 modules with unrelated build problems, that leaves us with these issues blocking the transition:

  • four binaries that need to be built/uploaded by autobuilders
  • four packages with binaries waiting until next dinstall to be available
  • one binary removal from unstable by a member of the ftp team
  • libapache2-mod-auth-pam fixed for compatibility with the new Apache auth API
  • libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql and libapache2-mod-auth-plain reviewed for compatibility with the same API
  • fix a typo in mod-bt
  • update medusa to pick up the new paths for libapr
  • fix a gcc bug that keeps us from rebuilding pysvn

Nothing that a medium-sized hammer can't take care of...

The release managers have also issued a statement about where we stand now for non-free firmware in etch. I'm sure this isn't anything close to the last word on the subject, but hopefully it will be enough to let us begin moving forward again instead of spinning our wheels on vote discussions.