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2 layout: post
3 title: Squeeze Release
4 date: '2011-02-05 20:53:16 +0000'
5 mt_id: 319
6 blog_id: 1
7 post_id: 319
8 basename: squeeze_release
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10 - ftpmaster
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12 So after [quite a while](/2009/02/14/lenny-release.html) I again had the opportunity to do the ftpmaster works of a Debian release. Not quite my first and hopefully not my last one, lets see. And, like last time, Mark joined to help with the work.
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15 Again, a few moments and not a detailed log (times in UTC):
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17 - [08:30] I'll start the ftpmaster side by turning off all cronjobs, prepare some database backup, get myself sorted.
18 - [09:33] Got dak.git prepared with most of the changes we need for the release
19 - [10:02] Oldstable suite created, load the contents from stable into oldstable. Lenny is now oldstable...
20 - [11:00] Load stable with the contents of testing. That is, stable now is squeeze.
21 - [11:35] Cleanup various dirs in dists/, like - old installers, some breakage from elsewhere, fixup READMEs.
22 - [11:52] Have Lenny Release file regenerated and signed
23 - [12:29] Have Squeeze Release file generated and signed
24 - [12:54] Push the cd builder machine so they can start building our CD/DVD images
25 - [13:00] Start a manual dinstall run to check through all the rest of the archive if it still works
26 - [13:43] Get a heart attack when clean-suites reports "Cleaned 2543 files, 2500 MB", but then discover it is only the hppa removal that got in just late before the release. Puuh.
27 - [14:30] all of the manual dinstall run is done, everything fixed, the main archive looks nice. So lets start breaking security...
28 - [15:40] Yay, security archive all done, waiting for the general release to push the world
29 - [17:30] After a short break I updated the backports.debian.org archive also, it is now ready to receive uploads targetting squeeze (but wait for a mail from the bpo team!), the lenny-backports suite is changed to need manual approval of uploads, all nice.
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31 Right now (that is, 21:38 UTC) I am mosty waiting for the rest of the people working on the release (CD builders, press, website, ...) to finish their task (building hundreds of images just takes ages). When that is done we can then do a coordinated push to the world. Last plans for that would mean "in about an hour". Lets see, Mr. Murphy sure can be around.
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33 Thanks go out to everyone involved in preparing this release, be it in the past by fixing bugs, uploading packages, doing whatever was needed, as well as doing the work today.
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35 Update: If you miss us setting the new testing AKA wheezy to something inside there - there is no need to. It is simply the continutation of testing with just another name, which did not get changed contents, so nothing done for that. :)