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Re: Branching for NetBSD 10

On Sat, Jun 04, 2022 at 05:16:34AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> My big concern with the branch is the entropy bug, where building
> many packages from pkgsrc is stopped.

Yes, you are kinda right:

"Waiting for Randot" as open point, although you may notice that all other
entropy related subpoints have been dealt with.

But again: this is not a bug, but a broken system setup - and nowadays
it is pretty hard to get into that state on new installations. The installer
will push you very hard to fix the setup before completing installation.

Various improvements in this area have happened lately, and once your
system setup is fixed (one time, and savely shutdown or rebooted w/o
crash after that fix) everything will just work.

But most importantly in this context: this is nothing that can delay
the branch itself (only the release). The one sub item that altered
libc ABI (addition of getentropy(3)) has happened.


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