Time for a fifth “Debian XSF News” issue!
Lintian was tweaked to stop rejecting packages for buggy reasons. The 45 prepared driver packages could be uploaded again, and got accepted, making X installable again in
unstable. Plenty of bug reports came along accordingly.
Julien Cristau uploaded a bunch of packages to
unstable(merging stuff prepared in
experimentalover the last weeks/months, and some new upstream versions):
He also prepared
experimental, with Christopher James Halse Rogers. That meant updating
xextproto packages. We’re currently waiting for
1.10rc2before uploading to
experimental, probably with a restricted set of drivers.
Thanks to Samuel Thibault’s and Pino Toscano’s help (and a lot of patience),
xorg-serveris no longer
BD-Uninstallableaccordingly. Ditto for
kfreebsd-i386, the server was built right after
mesa, and all driver packages were built after that.
In the same mesa upload, I made the bug script report a bit more: it runs
glxinfoif available, and the
xserver-xorg-corebug script as well. That, together with a
report-with: xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-corein the bug control file for each binary package should spare a few mails asking submitters for more info.
I also uploaded a new libdrm revision, cherry-picking a fix for a bug preventing X to start with some Intel cards. Since we had several reports of run-time issues with older
2.4.21), I bumped symbols/shlibs to make sure packages building against it pick a higher version.
I uploaded a new xorg-server to
unstablewith the following changes:
The hellish dependency loop (#362313) is finally gone!
Since drivers reached
unstable, there was no need to keep the virtual packages with both major andminor versions. Those were meant to ease the transition from
unstable, making it possible to install
experimental’s drivers with
The bug script now reports KMS configuration files (
/etc/modprobe.d/$driver-kms.conf) and their contents. The
lspcicall was also updated. Finally, libGL-related diversions are now reported as well.
Those bug script improvements were cherry-picked in the
debian-squeezebranch, which should be finalized next week. This branch also features a bug fix for RandR on nvidia.
I’d like to thank all submitters taking time to report bugs, even more so when they reply quickly with more info. Special thanks to the submitters who forward their bugs upstream, even marking the Debian bugs forwarded accordingly!