Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes: > On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 11:04:40PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote: >> >> Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes: >> >> > attached is a patch that switches bootstrap to use the normal >> > USE_DESTDIR=yes handling. It also bails out explicitly when later using >> > USE_DESTDIR=no. This is the last step before cleaning out the >> > infrastructure. >> >> That sounds like a reasonable next step. It seems too close to the >> branch to commit now; but immediately post freeze there would be plenty >> of time to fix any resulting issues - I'm not sure what you are >> proposing, or how many platforms you tested on. > > That sounds like an excuse. It is reasonable well contained and now is > actually the best time to get people to try bootstrapping. You didn't list the platforms that you have tested this on. We have a norm (stronger the last few branches) of not having changes just pre-branch that risk widespread breakage, for some corresponding values of risk and widespread. Basically I think people should not be expected to encounter untested (on any particular platform) infrastructure code in the few days before and during the freeze. I don't mean to say that I think there's anything wrong with what you've done; I'm suspicious of all changes, and this one is not limited to a few packages. I am curious what others think about this.
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