DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2009-11
Re: git: Revert "rename amd64 architecture to x86_64"
I go on vacation for a few days and we have commit war. Come on folks.
Nobody should back out anyone else's commit unless it's something really
trivial (like if the original committer made an obvious mistake and
the commit only touched a few files anyway), and the original committer
could not be contacted. i.e. where no conflict of opinion would is
Certainly no large commit should be backed out without discussing it on
IRC first, and I will moderate any final decision if the parties cannot
reach a consensus.
On root access to the machines: That's primarily for maintainance.
Simon and Sascha both have root access on crater and in addition
Justin as root access on leaf, and so on and so forth depending on the
function of the machine. There is no particular pecking order here,
just major project devlopers who have also committed their time to
keeping the machines running smoothly, plus the provisio that
both Avalon and Crater need to be kept as secure as possible.
The access is not meant for any other action short of an emergency...
meaning that you are unable to contact your's truely. Honestly I think
both parties in this matter acted with an inappropriate level of
The original commit itself was sanctioned and is primarily being driven
from the viewpoint that it will be easier to manage pkgsrc with the
64-bit platform set to x86_64. Please remember that our 64-bit platform
is still deemed highly experimental. The time to determine what the
best designator is for pkgsrc building on 64-bit platforms is NOW.
The industry is generaly confused about the issue:
However, my take on it is that in documentation and papers people are
basically calling things x86-64 now ("x86_64" being the arch name, I
believe), and not "amd64". Many OS's still use the legacy "amd64" name
but the feeling from the point of view of pkgsrc compatibility was
that "x86_64" would work better.
I will have to weigh my options and contact the two parties offline
before I take any further action. In the mean time, I am locking this
thread. If people want to discuss the merits of x86_64 vs amd64 for
package building, please start a new thread for that discussion that
leaves out personal issues.