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Debian Looks to Launch Lenny in Sept.

Jul 25, 2008, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In announcing the freeze, Claes outlined a series of high-priority tasks for Debian's 2,000 or so maintainers to focus on. These include:

* Making pre- and post-install scripts safe for those hotrods (ah-hem, Ubuntu people) who point the /bin/sh symlink at dash instead of bash in order to shave a few seconds off of boot-up time

# Updating Architecture status information -- Some eight of Debian's 12 architectures risk not getting included in the launch because no one is posting their status to the Debian Wiki

# Get all packages to pass muster with the piuparts deb package tester/validator

# Make sure packages can be "built twice in a row" (the "double compilation") test

# Tweak init.d scripts to support dependency-based init schemes such as Ubuntu's Upstart"

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