[Pkg-ofed-devel] Status OFED 1.5.4

Ana Guerrero ana at debian.org
Sun Oct 28 22:13:59 UTC 2012


I'm sorry for not answering this earlier. The emails arrived while I was in
holidays and later I wanted to know what was going to be more availability
to work in OFED packages for Debian post-wheezy before answering.

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 09:55:49AM -0600, Brett Johnson wrote:
> On 08/23/12 07:37, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> > Roland did some updates and I started pushing some stuff in subversion.
> > The
> > date for the freeze was announced and it was impossible to update OFED
> > properly on time for Wheezy.
> So, is the effort on hold until Wheezy releases then?  I'm asking because I
> need to
> provide updated opensm (and dependent) packages for a customer, and I'm
> trying to figure
> out the best way to do so.  Is there some additional packaging work to do?
> If so, and I
> work on packaging, how do I share my work back?  Patches to this mailing
> list?

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 10:38:10AM -0700, Roland Dreier wrote:
> Ana, any reason you don't want to upload your opensm work yourself, at
> least to experimental?  I'm happy to do it, but I need to take the time
> to carefully understand all the library dependencies, or have someone
> else explain what needs to be coordinated.

Answering to both, Brett and Roland:

Having updates OFED packages was at my task list at $PAIDWORK back in
April/May, seeing the state of the packages in Debian, I asked to Benoit
Mortier privately access to the subversion repository to see if I could help
having the packages updated for Wheezy at the same time I worked to have
them at work for Squeeze.

I got commit access later from somebody else and it was already late for
having the packages for Wheezy. My plan was at least putting the stuff in 
subversion and adding a repository in alioth so other people could have
it in Squeeze. Sadly, I have other stuff in my plate at work and I couldn't
dedicate time to help here. My allocated time for OFED at work have already 
finished and my free time, I enjoy doing other stuff at Debian.

At the moment, looks unlikely I will have time assigned to help with the 
packaging of the recent OFED in Debian since at work they will stick with
Squeeze and 1.5.4 for some time more. 
I won't help with the packaging but I think the maintenance "team" of OFED 
in Debian needs some restructuration and I will be glad to help with that 
if I needed.


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